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Martin Brown

Language: English
Genre: History, Humour, Non-fiction
Age group: 6-8, 9-11

Martin Brown, the illustrator behind the bestselling Horrible Histories, gives pupils a whistle stop tour of the history of drawing, and and makes history come alive with some intriguing and some gruesome facts. Have a pen and pencil at hand for his a quickfire drawing session in this engaging and interactive event!

If you only do one thing

We know time is tight, so here is just one activity you could do with your class before of after watching this broadcast.

Build a castle TCH 2-12a, TCH 2-14a

Be inspired by Martin Brown and the Horrible Histories series to build your own castle. This BBC resource(this will open in a new window) helps you to teach pupils about the construction of motte and bailey castles- they will even get a chance to choose the ideal site for a castle before building their own castle! There are also suggestions for follow up activities involving problem solving and functional writing. 

For shorter clips from this event visit the BBC Scotland Learning(this will open in a new window) website.

A full transcript of this event is available to download.

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