Churchill, Vikings and writing for teenagers

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Not my predictions for the next wave in teen novels, but 3 of the courses that still have places for this upcoming term.  We are just about to embark on our course launches for this January with nearly 50 options to choose from, and these are 3 of the most interesting.

Vikings: Raiders, Traders and Settlers  contains some amazing Google maps resources which you can access here: . In particular the tour of the viking presence in modern day Wallingford is worth exploring especially if you know the town.

Churchill had already had an amazing life before WW2 even began and Churchill: Soldier, Politician and Statesman will help you discover it. But one of my favourite activities is the one that helps you understand why he lost the election in 1945, this is a great example of what you can do with the fabulous primary sources now available online.

Lastly Writing Fiction for Young Adults will give you all the skills you need to be the next JK Rowling with hands on activities such as this one on getting to know your protagonist to help you go from thinking about writing to actually writing.

This term we are only launching 1 new course – Macroeconomics to give you a chance to better understand the economy at a global scale, for those interested in the smaller scale issues, the partner course Microeconomics will be available next term.

Churchill Image: 03-churchill / Jon Culver / CC BY-NC 2.0

Viking image:  Viking / erikki / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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