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60 second histories
by: Squaducation date: 21 Jan 2015

Squaducation presents 60 second histories. A new and thought-provoking way to engage and support history topics across KS1, KS2 & KS3 – in the classroom, through video.

The culmination of 9 months hard work has resulted in our new website which gives you immediate access to an extensive library of 100 short, engaging films designed to:

  • help National Curriculum history topic support
  • support literacy with the clever use of key words and recaps throughout
  • be responsive, built for smartboards & tablets
  • offer time saving planning, with a virtual classroom set up
  • be used as a safe, online homework resource
  • provide an ever-growing broad choice and split for KS1-3
  • cover characters and eras of the national curriculum from Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Normans, Medieval, Tudors, Civil War, Victorians and the Great War

60 second histories has additional functionality that delivers a safe and secure learning experience outside the classroom, we call it our Virtual Classroom.

Teachers are invited to choose films and share them in ‘Virtual Classrooms’ offering personal log-ins through a unique ‘classroom key’ with their students.

‘Virtual Classrooms’  give you the advantage to:

  • provide safe log-ins where no ID for students is required – preventing any data issues
  • offer students the opportunity to watch, review and study in their own time
  • encourage visual learning – 90% of people are visual learners
  • allow the teacher to moderate the films and relay instructions attached to the videos
  • prevent drifting – when students log in they can only navigate to the films provided, there is no other functionality to distract their learning experience

60 second histories is produced to a high level using a mix of green screen and a unique hand drawn style. The History Squad scripted the characters with their period costume and set in mind to engage and deliver short 60 second bursts of digestible, key information. At the end of each film there is a more detailed bullet-point list for the teacher to discuss with the class, and develop further, should they want to.

The films have their own animated style and use minimal sketched backgrounds to differ themselves from the current style of films that students would be used to watching. Making the films different and engaging. Not the ‘same old, same old.’

Why not start to look at 60 second histories today. Take the FREE trial and see what we’re so excited about.

History is EPIC. Let’s deliver it in an EPIC way.

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