Understanding and Teaching Primary History
- James Percival - Oxford Brookes University, UK
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.
A comprehensive discussion and guide to teaching primary history. Emphasises the importance of key concepts and skills as well as a knowledge rich approach. I particularly like the discussion and promotion of narrative in primary history teaching.