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.

Understanding and Using Teaching Strategies in Primary History

Understanding and Using Teaching Strategies in Primary History

Understanding and using teaching strategies in primary history

Chapter objectives

By the end of this chapter you will have:

  • considered the key pedagogical knowledge that you need to match teaching strategies to children's diverse needs;
  • understood the need for strategies which provide opportunities for children to develop their skills in oracy;
  • considered examples of various strategies and innovative ways of teaching primary history;
  • considered creative ways of combining subjects to deliver history objectives.

Professional Standards for QTS

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

Q10: Have a knowledge and understanding of a range of teaching, learning and behaviour management strategies and know how to use and adapt them … and provide opportunities for all learners to achieve their ...

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