House Names and Class names
Posted 13 May 2008 - 08:25 AM
We also have to name our classrooms. I have two history classrooms and just can not think of anything that is suitable.
Posted 13 May 2008 - 01:02 PM
our houses here are named after the homes of the first headmistress and her last name, you could use the surnames of the first heads?
is it a girls' school? - famous feminists?,
science college - famous scientists?
Can you ask the students? or is it top secret?
what a great opportunity!
Best of luck!
Edited by sarahn, 13 May 2008 - 01:02 PM.
Posted 13 May 2008 - 01:19 PM
Posted 13 May 2008 - 01:40 PM
My main problem is the classroom names. They have to be something that is suitable and won't entail any jokes. Someone suggested the Pankhurst room but far too many jokes ensured in the staffroom!
I was thinking along the lines of Castleguard, but all ideas will be greatly appreciated!
Posted 13 May 2008 - 02:53 PM
Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:01 PM
Posted 13 May 2008 - 08:14 PM
Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:53 AM
Posted 14 May 2008 - 12:01 PM
No contest: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin.
Name them after famous historians (more here, but very American) - what about Thucydides, Bede, Carlyle, Macaulay, AJP Taylor, Hobsbawn?
If you go for historical characters, you must surely choose contrasting characters for the two rooms: Hitler and Churchill, Napoleon and Wellington, Philip II and Elizabeth I, Henry VIII and Francis I, Charles I and Cromwell, Abbott and Costello, Morecamble and Wise etc.
Even more fun would be choosing names for other subjects' rooms. What about:
Food Technology: 'Sugar', 'Spice' and 'All things nice'?
RE: 'Hellfire' and 'Damnation'
ICT: 'Out of order' and 'Technical difficulties'
Home Economics: 'Flopsy', 'Mopsy' and 'Cottontail'
First Aid: 'Drama studio'
Counselling rooms: 'Restroom' and 'Get out of Jail Free'
Geography: 'Art room'
Art: 'Rubbish dump'
Posted 14 May 2008 - 01:47 PM
"I've spent my money on birds, booze and fast cars. The rest of it, I squandered!"George Best
"Oh well, what the hell!!" - Hungry Joe
Posted 14 May 2008 - 01:49 PM
I'd have, for History, Gironde and Montagne, or perhaps Danton and Robespierre.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 11:07 PM
Then you can call the other: 'The Past 2', partly, because their friends will then have to say: 'Oh, I'm going to The Past 2', but mainly because we all know that history repeats itself.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 11:24 PM
Name them after the two famous historical ships:
James Cook's Endeavour, and
Ernest Shakleton's Endurance.
(if you wanted to go all-Cook, his other two ships were Discovery and Resolution)
I LOVE the idea of your History lessons as being journeys of exploration into the unknown.
'The past is another country; they do things differently there'.
And the names of the ships are so appropriate to the way you want the students to approach their lessons.
Ready images to stick on the doors, and exciting tales of hardship and triumph to regale to each new class.
Of course, you'll have to ignore the lessonswhen Titanic and Lusitania would be more approrpiate names!
Posted 14 May 2008 - 11:27 PM
Posted 15 May 2008 - 07:47 AM
Or for more honourable reasons, Beaverford and Jervis Bay.
Edited by Chouan, 15 May 2008 - 07:52 AM.
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