This title looks at the Great Fire of London and how we know about it today. Children are introduced to words associated with buildings and fire and learn about the role of eyewitnesses in historical events. Using historical paintings, a timeline and a simple map, children can discover why the fire started, how it spread and the damage it caused. The best selling Start-Up series of books have now been rewritten to emphasise the cross-curricular teaching potential of each title. They will provide notes and activities, spread by spread, highlighting ways in which learning can be extended in various subject areas for KS1. The other key changes on the original series will be revamped end sections featuring extension learning details together with the latest internet and web resource information.
Stewart Ross is an established children's nonfiction author. His titles include "Ancient Greece"; "The Great Fire of London"; "Please Help, Miss Nightingale!"; "The Price of Victory"; "The Home Front in WWII"; "Tales of the Dead: Ancient Egypt"; and "The Terror Trail."