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.

Creativity and Cross-Curricular Links in Key Stages 1 and 2

Creativity and Cross-Curricular Links in Key Stages 1 and 2

Creativity and cross-curricular links in key stages 1 and 2

Chapter objectives

By the end of this chapter you will have:

  • considered the need for creativity and what this term means;
  • considered innovative planning in history and opportunities for children in Key Stages 1 and 2 to engage in creative work using historical themes as a stimulus;
  • considered the links between history, the arts and other humanities subjects;
  • begun to think about the links with wider themes such as citizenship;
  • noted opportunities for children to work independently in history.

Professional Standards for QTS

This chapter will support you as you work towards evidencing attainment against the following Standards:

Q8: Have a creative and constructively critical approach towards innovation, being prepared to adapt their practice where ...

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