This is my first attempt at putting together a post on the tweets that had my attention for at least long enough to ‘favourite’. The plan is that by doing this, I will go back and read them, and by posting here, can tag and find them later.
— Jo Hawkins (@history_punk) April 5, 2014
Coincidentally, I saw it the day after my sister gave me a copy of ‘Poems That Make Grown Men Cry‘. As a song, it is ineligible for the poetry anthology but it’s always guaranteed to make me tear up – especially, ‘Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon [July 21]; God help me, he was going home in June.’ (ie he should’ve gone home three weeks ago)
A very good find for those studying World War I was
— joe (@joetabhistory) April 19, 2014
Podcasts (with transcripts) from the Imperial War Museum’s sound collection ‘to bring you the voices of those who lived through the First World War.’ Covers all sorts of aspects of the war: the assassination, home front, Christmas Truce, Gallipoli, German Spring Offensive … Brilliant.
I got the spark to spend late Sunday night putting this together thanks to @teachertoolkit who tweeted the day following my initial ‘I should do a Tweets of the Week’ idea.
— TeacherToolkit (@TeacherToolkit) April 20, 2014
And, finally, one I found myself whilst trawling YouTube:
The British Pathé Film Archive is now free on youtube! 85000 historical videos http://t.co/bKivkJUegw
— Brendan Toohey (@DPHistoryCom) April 19, 2014
Well, I got it started. Now I know that I’m doing this, I’ll know to keep an eye out for more great education and history tweets.
Have a great week!