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Description

A dramatised extract from Terry Deary's 'The Terrible Tudors' sharing facts about Tudor life, life expectancy, health care and sanitisation. The author then discusses his style of writing compared with traditional history textbooks. Children give their opinion on the way Terry Deary writes and the author explains why this style is successful and different to other historical reports.
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First broadcast:
5 October 2007

Classroom Ideas

Children could write imaginative instruction or persuasive texts for 'cures' based upon the ideas in the clip. They could write comparisons of health care then and now. Useful for source material for report writing on health in Tudor times. The interview with Terry Deary could be used to promote discussion about the author's style, audience and purpose and writing in an engaging way.

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