Teaching History in Primary Schools
This book introduces trainees and newly qualified teachers to the teaching of history in primary schools, and covers key concepts, skills and knowledge for the history curriculum at Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2. Contents include planning, teaching and learning strategies, assessment, reflection and evaluation, as well as a range of practical ideas for classroom activities and cross-curricular themes. Each chapter is underpinned by national and international research; also included are links to important themes such as citizenship, out-of-school learning, sustainability, diversity and inclusive practice. Throughout, content is related to new initiatives such as Every Child Matters and Excellence and Enjoyment.
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Introduction: Why Teach History in Primary Schools?
- Chapter 2: Knowledge and Understanding of Primary History
- Chapter 3: Guidance and Support for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
- Chapter 4: Planning for Progression and Opportunities for the Development of Key Skills
- Chapter 5: Understanding and Using Teaching Strategies in Primary History
- Chapter 6: Monitoring and Assessment
- Chapter 7: Resourcing Primary History and Collaborative Working
- Chapter 8: Making the Most of Links with Literacy and Mathematics
- Chapter 9: E-Learning and ICT in Primary History
- Chapter 10: Creative and Innovative Approaches: History in the Early Years Foundation Stage
- Chapter 11: Creativity and Cross-Curricular Links in Key Stages 1 and 2
- Chapter 12: Equality, Inclusion and Diversity as Part of the History Curriculum
- Chapter 13: Contexts for Out-of-School Learning in History
First published in 2008 by Learning Matters Ltd.
Reprinted in 2011 (twice).
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List of Illustrations[Page vi]
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- Chapter 2
- Chapter 3
- Chapter 4
- Chapter 5
- Chapter 6
- Chapter 7
- Chapter 8
- Chapter 9
- Chapter 10
- Chapter 11
- Chapter 12
- Chapter 13
Author Statement[Page vii]
Pat Hoodless was formerly Senior Lecturer in History and Education at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University. She taught in primary schools in several LEAs across the country for 15 years and then taught curriculum history to trainee primary teachers. Her publications include History and English in the Primary School (Routledge Falmer), Teaching with Text: History (Scholastic), Teaching Humanities in Primary Schools (Learning Matters), and Ready Resources: History, and 100 History Lessons (Scholastic). She also contributes articles on teaching and learning in history to professional and research journals.
The author would like to thank Cathy Finney for her chapter on history in the Early Years Foundation Stage, Gail Fulbrook, Jane Bennet, Eleanor Losse and Gemma Rowe for their help in the selection of children's work from their schools, Amy Chapman, a student, for her contributions, and Malcolm Hoodless, who helped with proofreading, photography and citing references.
I would like to thank especially all the children for their examples of work, and the teachers and schools which provided them: Frodsham CE Primary School, Cheshire; Hursthead Junior School, Stockport; and Manor House Primary School, Cheshire.
Finally, the author and the publisher wish to thank the following for their permission to reproduce written material, illustrations and photographs: Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (Figure 3); Private Collection/The Bridgeman Art Library (Figure 11); Pictorial Charts Educational Trust (Figure 16); English Heritage/NMR (Figure 21); © Imperial War Museum (Figures 25 and 32); Birmingham Libraries & Archives (Figure 33).
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