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- DescriptionThe next title in the Would You Believe series charts the growth and development of education and learning throughout history. Readers will learn about the often painful and frequently distasteful educational practices that our ancestors employed, and explore some unusual teaching methods used today. Find out about the Neolithic cave school, the English charity boarding school in Dickensian times, where pupils shared their boarding rooms with chickens and turkeys, and the one-room school in Nebraska where the handful of pupils ride to school on horses.
- Author BiographyRichard Platt was as consultant for Meridian TV on a series of six programs about smuggling, appearing in several of them. He was also a consultant on Pirates of the Caribbean 2 starring Johnny Depp. He has written general-interest articles on topics as diverse as management and witchcraft and contributed to a wide variety of books.The Cross-Section series on which he worked with illustrator Stephen Biesty sold more than two million copies. Pirate Diary was awarded a silver in the Smarties prize in 2005, and its predecessor, Castle Diary was shortlisted for the prestigious Kurt Maschler award, for the TES award, and the History Today award.
- Author(s)Richard Platt
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication02/07/2009
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Series TitleWould You Believe...
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Notein full colour
- Weight157 g
- Width189 mm
- Height246 mm
- Spine4 mm
- Educational LevelUK School Key Stage 2
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