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Because history needs a little creativity sometimes...
Here you'll find all of the historical songs and lyrics in editable Word format.
Greeks - Zeus
Greeks - Savage Spartans
Romans - Off To War
Stone Age - The Stone Age Sucks!
Stone Age - Inventions
Stone Age - Painting
Vikings - Viking Warriors
You can download each song individually by selecting the song and clicking 'Download' in red.
Anglo-Saxons - I'm An Anglo-Saxon
Scottish History - Here Come The Victorians
Middle Ages - The Plague
Normans - Castles
Ancient Civilisations - Islamic Thinkers
WWII - The Blitzed Brits
Victorians - Dance, Darwin
Maya - Gods And Sacrifice
Victorians - Seaside Holidays
20th Century - The Titanic
Stuarts - The Great Fire Of London
Romans - Roman Britain
Ancient Egyptians - Mummies
American History - The American Revolution
British Monarchy - Kings and Queens
Vikings - Viking Boast Battle
A few brief notes
Savage Spartans - The line '300 against a million' refers to the final 300 or so Greek warriors that chose to stay to allow the other thousands of Greek soldiers to escape back to warn other parts of Greece. The exact number of troops that the Persians had is estimated to have been around 150,000 to 250,000, but with added baggage carts, slaves, families, other individuals and animals, some estimates put this towards the one million mark. There were NOT one million Persian soldiers.
Anglo-Saxons - There is some debate about the number of kingdoms set up in England by the Anglo-Saxons. Some dissect it into a heptarchy of 7 kingdoms whilst others place it at 5. This should be mentioned to the children so that they are aware of the potential different numbers that they may see.
Maya - Although the Maya did practice sacrifices, the extent to which they did should not be confused with the Aztecs who practised it more widely. The term 'Maya' should also be used instead of 'Mayan' as 'Mayan' refers to the language. I recorded this before I was fully aware of that fact and the changing of a single word would mean rerecording the entire song again and I do not have the original recordings due to a computer upgrade.
British Monarchy - This was a commissioned song that wanted to focus on the start of the monarchy from Norman Britain onwards. The line 'William started it in 1066' refers to the start of British kings and queens FROM the Norman period. There were other kings of England BEFORE William the Conqueror. This should be explained to the children so that they understand.
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