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Information on ants

  • Externer LinkBioKIDS – Kid’s Inquiry of Diverse Species

    This site provides general information about ants. Where do they live? How do they reproduce? What do they eat? Beside the facts about ants there are also several pictures and a list of the classification of the species. BioKIDS is a cooperation of the University of Michigan and public schools in Detroit to improve science learning. In the “critter catalog” one can find articles about many different animals.

Terry Deary on the Web

  • Externer LinkOfficial Website

    Official biographical info and news on Deary's latest works in writing, theatre, tv and movies.

  • Externer LinkTerry Deary: The man behind the Horrible Histories

    In this interview with The Guardian, Deary talks about his anti-establishment principles, his career and what he means when he says he wasn't inspired to write, he was payed.

Information on the Great Fire of London and Sir Christopher Wren

  • Externer LinkBritish History: London's Burning

    A very detailed account, colourfully written, with lots of historical insights and interesting details, in intermediary level English.

  • Externer LinkBritish History: Sir Christopher Wren

    Short biography about the astronomist and architect, including an account of how Wren benefitted from the Great Fire, in intermediary level English.

  • Externer LinkThe Monument

    The Monument to the Great Fire of London was built by Sir Christopher Wren. Accordingly, its website offers information on the architect and the event. Among this information is a contemporary record of the Fire from the 1666 London Gazette. The language is old-fashioned but reasonably easy to understand.

  • Externer LinkMuseum of London: The Great Fire

    This article (as PDF) on the Museum of London's website gives many details and features small contemporary pictures. It also includes a list of further reading suggestions and resources for teachers, like the Picturebank with images for learning.

Books about ants

Mark W. Moffett: “Adventures among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions.”
University of California Press, 2011. 288 Seiten. ISBN-13: 978-0520271289 Mark W. Moffett is a popular entomologist and photographer. The National Geographic Society named him the “Indiana Jones of Entomology”. In the film series “My Hero” assisted by student Cesar he studies his favorite subject: ants. Moffet’s book, a popular scientific guidebook, is also about ants. With many stories and pictures it gives insight into the fantastic world of ants and entertains not only lovers of creepy crawlers.

Books by Terry Deary

Terry Deary, Put Out the Light
A & C Black Publishers Ltd, London, 2010, 256 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1408130544 Deary's latest – and probably last – children's novel, set in the Second World War. In Sheffield, England, Billy and Sally set out to solve a mystery. In Dachau, Germany, two boys want to bring about the end of the War. An entertaining novel, true to Deary's style.
Terry Deary, Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors
Scholastic, New York, 2007 (2nd edition), 144 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0439944052 Just one of the many books in the Horrible Histories series, Terrible Tudors contains all the foul facts about the Tudor dynasty (1485-1603): why Henry VIII thought he had married a horse, how the Tudors tortured their prisoners and what swear words they used.