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EP5: WHY DID HENRY VIII NEED SIX WIVES?

Was Henry bonkers? Or did a sports injury make him go mad for the rest of his life?

This episode is head-choppingly good! Did Henry need six wives just because he wanted a son? Or was it more because he went a bit bonkers? Did Henry VIII turn into a mad meanie because of what happened to him in the year 1536?

Questions to ask your kids after they've listened:

1. Which queen proved Henry wrong when he had said only men could be good rulers?

2. Why was the ghost of Anne Boleyn always running after the ghost of Henry VIII?

3. Henry was sad after which one of his wives died?

4. Who was Henry married to for the shortest time?

5. Who was Henry married to for the longest time?

6. What happened to two of Henry’s wives at the Tower of London?

7. What happened to Henry in January in 1536?

8. Do you think being in pain all of the time made Henry angry?

9. What’s your favourite joke from this podcast?

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EP4: THE HISTORY OF MR LEGO AND MR DISNEY - WHO’S THE BEST EVER?

Who should have been made President of the World – the man who invented Lego or the man who created Disney?

We look at the history of the creators of the two greatest sources of kids' entertainment. How did the creators of Lego and Disney get started? How have they changed the world? And how are Lego and Disney today different from during their early years?

Questions to ask your kids after they've listened:

1. What’s your favourite Lego set or character?

2. What’s your favourite Disney character?

3. “Lego” is a shortened version of the two Danish words "leg godt". What does “leg godt” mean?

4. What is a “memoir”?

5. When was the first minifigure made?

6. Are there are enough Lego bricks in the world to stretch from Earth to further than the moon?

7. Who pushed Mickey Mouse down the stairs in the world’s first animated movie that had sound?

8. Who’s the best – Lego or Disney?

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EP3: WHY WAS THE ROMAN ARMY SO AWESOME?

This episode starts with one of our best Roman jokes ever! And we find out about the Roman army’s deadliest weapons and coolest tricks that helped make them such an awesome army. And we answer the key question: How did number 2s make the Roman army march faster over long distances – even when they didn’t need to!? All that and more in this awesome episode.

Questions for parents/teachers to ask the kids:

1. Any man between 18 and 46 could be forced to join the army. What type of people did the Roman like best to recruit (make join) the army? Carpenter / fishermen / deer hunters

2. Why would the Roman army move their camp often? The best answers will include two reasons - one reason is smellier than the other!

3. Discipline was harsh. How did the army officers punish soldiers (legionaries)?

4. What was the “testudo” tactic (or formation)?

5. What do you think was the Roman Army’s best tactic or weapon?

6. What’s your favourite Roman joke from the podcast?

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EP2: WAS THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA BUILT BY AN AWESOME LEADER OR A CRAZY DUDE?

In this episode we find out about China’s first emperor. He joined seven different kingdoms together to form China. He built up the Great Wall to defend his new country, and he came up with some clever ways to make China united. And before he died he did some amazing things to try to make sure he would still be a powerful emperor in the afterlife…

Questions for teachers/parents to ask the kids:

1. Where does the name “China” come from?

2. How many towers does the Great Wall of China have?

3. Which of these was not made of terracotta clay for the emperor’s tomb? soldiers / horses / chariots

4. Before the First Emperor, China used to have different types of coins in different cities. What shape did Emperor Shi Huang make all Chinese coins?

5. Who throws the cat out of the room?

6. Over 700,000 workers made what for the First Emperor?

7. Can you name a difference between an archaeologist and a historian?

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