"Bringing History To Life!"
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Frequently Asked Questions
The wonderful thing about these letters is that they suit a variety of ages from children to adults alike! The older a child is, the more they will be able to get from them (see how to get the most from your letters page).
Every child is different and abilities vary, but I would suggest that 5 years old is a good age to begin using these letters. Younger children can have the letters read out to them and older children can read for themselves.
Children of any age will simply love to receive their very own letters in the post!
If your letter hasn't arrived within this time frame, please contact me and I happily re-post another letter.
WHAT IS THE STYLE OF POST FROM THE PAST LETTERS?
The style of each letter will alternate monthly, where one month your letter will be written in cursive handwriting, and the next it will not. There are two reason for this:
Firstly, I want it to feel as though you are receiving handwritten letters from different people each month.
Secondly, while most parents prefer cursive text and this makes for great practice, I want to ensure that I appeal to everyone. The letters that do not have cursive text will be easier for younger children to read themselves.
WHEN CAN I ACCESS MY FREE DOWNLOADS?
Free downloads will be available from the 16th of each month. As a member you will have been emailed a unique members code which you must use at the checkout.
WHY POST FROM THE PAST?
I am a home educating mama of two with an abundance of learning materials, but when I took a closer look at our home-school, I found that we were desperately lacking history related resources. This prompted me to create a way to bring history to life; by capturing the imagination and presenting facts, while also telling a story.
"I want my children to learn the stories of people from the past and not just memorise dates on a timeline."
I don’t want to present my children with dry facts from a textbook. Instead, I want to shape their hearts and minds and at the same time, provide you with something unique that will add value to your home education too, and I believe I have achieved this through my new venture: ‘Post from the Past’.
I personally graduated with a 2:1 English Literature degree and I then went on to complete my training to become an English teacher. During one of my teacher training observations I taught War Poetry, and I will never forget the kind words that my university tutor fed back to me. She told me that if the poet were alive today then he would be extremely happy with how I portrayed him.
This is exactly the standard that I set myself when I write Post From the Past letters. I ask myself if the person would be pleased with it.
The events are taught in a personal and living way that kids and adults alike will take pleasure and inspiration in reading whilst learning at the same time.
Of course there are books aplenty out there but I want my own children to know the stories of the worlds most incredible people or the spectacular events that made them so well known across the globe. I wish for all children to care about what they learn and to become inspired, and not just memorise a summary of key facts from a text or fact book.
Each Letter plus downloads are for PERSONAL use only. Each license (purchase) is valid for one educator to use with one classroom of up to 35 children. If you wish to teach more students than this, please purchase multiple copies.
Copies may NOT be distributed for free.
This section includes ideas for how your letters could be used as a catalyst for additional learning opportunities.
This list is by no means exhaustive!
sticks, stones, and chalk.
Were men and women treated the same? How did the modes of transport
differ? How was the language different?
Plot dates on a time line to see an overview of the main events in peoples
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