What does an integrated primary curriculum look like? How can cross-curricular work help children to learn more effectively?

With practical ideas on how to join-up the primary curriculum, Cross-Curricular approaches to the primary curriculum uses history and geography to explore different contexts and strategies for making links between subjects, so that learning is more integrated and relevant to learners. It also demonstrates how these subjects can serve as the basis upon which values can be developed in the curriculum. There are powerful case studies, including examples of pupils' work and talk, and teachers' reflections. A companion website contains further examples.

Chris Rowley and Hilary Cooper bring together a group of practising teachers and university tutors who offer suggestions on cross-curricular approaches to teaching, keeping values education at the heart. This book will be invaluable to practising primary teachers, student teachers and all those involved in curriculum design.

Chris Rowley is in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cumbria and is a Member of the Geographical Association and SAPERE, The Society to Advance Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education.

Dr Hilary Cooper is Professor of History and Pedagogy at the University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus

Where Do I Come from? History Linked to Mathematics, Geography and Language

Where Do I Come from? History Linked to Mathematics, Geography and Language

Where do I come from? History linked to mathematics, geography and language

This chapter is in memory of my wife and mother of our three sons, Ginny

Chapter Introduction

In this chapter Hugh Moore works with Sue Wilcock of Tatham Fells school near Lancaster and Emily Lyons of St Mary's, Kirkby Lonsdale, to enable children to identify the values that underpin our own view of who we are. They propose using cross-curricular learning to enable children to address these deeply held values through a range of activities which engage the children in a genuine historical enquiry. Mathematics plays a particularly important role in developing further the concept of time lines.

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