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

Challenging My Preconceived Ideas: An Alternative to Florence Nightingale for a History-Focused Cross-Curricular Theme with RE

Challenging My Preconceived Ideas: An Alternative to Florence Nightingale for a History-Focused Cross-Curricular Theme with RE

Challenging my preconceived ideas: An alternative to florence nightingale for a history-focused cross-curricular theme with RE
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Chapter Introduction

The whole cultural make-up of Britain is changing, with a significant potential impact on the children currently in schools today. We felt it was important to explore ways to reflect this in the curriculum and help prepare these children for that tomorrow. Many schools in the north-west of England have few children who have multicultural backgrounds. Pupils who live in areas where the majority population is white need to understand that the Britain they see around them is not representative of the whole country. We attempted to broaden the children's understanding ...

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