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

Comparing Life Today with Someone's in the past: History, Geography, Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Art, Design and Technology

Comparing Life Today with Someone's in the past: History, Geography, Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Art, Design and Technology

Comparing life today with someone's in the past: History, geography, literacy, mathematics, science, art, design and technology
JenAger

Chapter Introduction

This chapter needs to be read in conjunction with the Teachers TV programme that accompanies it (WL 7.1) and associated analysis video and resources on the same site. Here Jen Ager describes the challenges and the rewards of planning and teaching an intensive week looking at the values of Tudor explorers and leads on to the key themes identified in the Teachers TV analysis video: identifying the values specific to the time; historical thinking; questioning; progression and finally shared enquiry. The history-focused project draws on a number of other areas of ...

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