Thematic Learning

Gavin McCormack sent me an email about the importance of thematic learning to help students get interested in language and history at the same time. Thematic learning involves linking subjects to teach important lessons in an inspirational cross-curricular way.
McCormack states that it is believed that the term ‘sleep-tight’ originated rom a cheap form of accommodation used in the Victorian era in the early 19th century in Great Britain.
Factory workers who had spent most of their money on beer, sat in a row on a bench in the factory, only to rest their heads on a tightLy strung rope across the room. This is how they would sleep. Many claimed it was actually quite comfortable.
At 5 am. The maid would cut the rope to wake the workers before their shift began. It’s also believed to be the origin of the word ‘Hungover’.

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