Stamp Safari Activity: Digital Stamp

#MaxBooth #StampSafari #blogtour #booksontour #day7 Mixing the old with the new to create a technological piece of history! Using the latest digital software, and research into the history of stamps, your task is to produce a digital stamp! What famous icon or period will you choose to represent? Or maybe you’ll add your own personal READ MORE

Stamp Safari Activity: Skyburb Stamp City

#MaxBooth #StampSafari #blogtour #booksontour #day6 Max Booth Future Sleuth Stamp Safari presents endless possibilities in terms of teaching and learning potential. A couple of themes author Cameron Macintosh has focused on include history, changes in technology and environmental awareness. These are the themes we will focus on in this activity today, plus it will be READ MORE

A Blog Tour to Remember: Australia Remembers

#AustraliaRemembers #blogtour #booksontour #day7 AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM ‘On the 11th of November, 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after four long years of war. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance of READ MORE

Australia Remembers Crafts: Red Poppies to Remember

#AustraliaRemembers #blogtour #booksontour #day6  🌺 Red Poppies to Remember 🌺 ‘In Flanders’ Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row…’ ‘Poppies are a symbol of remembrance and respect across the world. They commemorate those who gave their lives in war. Poppies grew wild on the battlefields of France and Belgium, and at Gallipoli. READ MORE

Did You Know? by Allison Paterson

#AustraliaRemembers #blogtour #booksontour #day4 Author Article by Allison Paterson Far from boring – Allison dishes all the fascinating facts on the history of Australian war. 🇦🇺🌺 The opportunity to research and write about history is both fantastic and fascinating. There is so much to learn and sometimes the truth truly is stranger, or at the READ MORE

Book Review: Australia Remembers by Allison Paterson

#AustraliaRemembers #blogtour #booksontour #day3 Australia Remembers: Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and War Memorials, Allison Paterson (author), Big Sky Publishing, October 2018. Blurb: AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. Every year there are special days when we remember all those who have fought in the past to READ MORE

Columbine’s Tale: An Excerpt – A Story Within

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day13 This is one of my personal favourite scenes from Columbine’s Tale; a story within the story. Mina pleads Luka to tell her the tale of Allegra as she clings to life. Feel the grip and emotion… Storytelling at its best. Book Excerpt pp262-264 Long ago, when the stars still sang and READ MORE

Renaissance Activities for Young Artisans

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day12 Renaissance Activities for Young Artisans The word ‘Renaissance’ means rebirth – a new beginning after the fall of the Roman Empire. The era lasted around 250 years, starting in Italy around 1350 until around 1600. People became interested in literature, and including art and music. Here are a few Renaissance-style activities READ MORE

Step Back in Time with Historical Facts

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day11 How much fun to be able to step back into the Renaissance era with some interesting facts about Rachel’s past and the history of the Commedia dell’Arte!       Rachel Nightingale: website | instagram | facebook | twitter   And now for a special feature appearance with a review of Columbine’s READ MORE

Columbine’s Craft: Italian Renaissance Mask Making

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day9 Italian Renaissance Mask Making Craft Activity Get into the spirit of the Renaissance era by dressing up in classic medieval costumes! You may start with something as simple as the craft we have outlined below, or create a piece much more extravagant with good quality materials. The classic commedia dell’Arte masks, READ MORE