Description : A much-needed and delightful book. It shows how history can be taught with the meaningful experiences of each child at its centre, making connections between the child, the locality and community, the national and global past and concepts of time. Throughout the authors empower teachers to adopt their philosophy, by showing them how to plan, select resources and strategies and reflect on ideas and case studies. Hilary Cooper, Emeritus professor of history and pedagogy, The University of Cumbria, UK. Bringing History Alive through Local People and Places puts the local environment and community at the heart of history, showing how it can be used as the context for successful history teaching across the primary age range. It considers how to develop children’s concepts and skills through local history, how to link local, national and global aspects of history, and helps you develop your own historical knowledge, understanding and confidence in teaching the subject. Practical topics explored include: Investigating children’s cultural and geographical roots through fieldwork Finding and visiting local museums, archives and heritage sights Choosing and using resources Using significant people, events and buildings to link with national history Environmental education and sustainable development through local history Understanding the links between history and everyday life Planning and assessing history. Based on the latest research and practice in the field, Bringing History Alive through Local People and Places offers an exciting template of creative ideas and activities to show teachers how they can make history relevant to all children.
Description : Now in its third edition, History 5-11 aims to make teaching about the past exciting and stimulating for both teachers and children. Focusing on the English National Curriculum for History (2013), and with an emphasis on the importance of learning about the past through the processes of historical enquiry, History 5-11 contains case studies, lesson planning guidance and methods to develop pupils‘ historical understanding. It offers creative and innovative ways to teach the subject of history, refreshing teachers‘ confidence in teaching the 2013 curriculum, and is illustrated by new case studies and research. This fully updated third edition includes: References to the 2013 National Curriculum, its aims and purposes, and its content and processes for Key Stages 1 & 2 Guidance on making local, national and global connections between societies over time Planning for assessment and progression New research and illustrative case studies New sections on local history and links to oracy Updates to all existing chapters Reflection on practice and research: undergraduate, Masters level and PhD. This textbook is an invaluable resource to all trainee and practising primary teachers interested in teaching history in an accessible, dynamic and above all, enjoyable way.
Description : Mastering Primary History introduces the primary history curriculum and helps trainees and teachers learn how to plan and teach inspiring lessons that make learning history irresistible. Topics covered include: · Current developments in history · History as an irresistible activity · History as a practical activity · Skills to develop in history · Promoting curiosity · Assessing children in history · Practical issues This guide includes examples of children's work, case studies, readings to reflect upon and reflective questions that all help to show students and teachers what is considered to be best and most innovative practice, and how they can use that knowledge in their own teaching to the greatest effect. The book draws on the experience of three leading professionals in primary history, Karin Doull, Christopher Russell and Alison Hales, to provide the essential guide to teaching history for all trainee primary teachers.
Description : Primary history is one of the richest areas of teaching and learning, but in order to teach it well trainee teachers need a strong understanding of key historical concepts and the dynamics of the national curriculum. Combining a detailed focus on the core skills and principles underpinning good history teaching, this book helps students to: · appreciate the key concepts that underpin historical understanding · engage deeply with the programmes of study for Key Stage 1 and 2 · assess children’s historical understanding · apply a cross-curricular approach to teaching This is essential reading for anyone studying primary history on initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), school-based training (School Direct, Teach First), and qualified teachers who wish to enhance their professional knowledge.
Description : The author offers advice on designing an oral history project and discusses the reliability of oral evidence. This third edition considers the use of new technologies, including video, in the recording of historical information.