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Teaching History in Primary Schools

Teaching History in Primary Schools

July 2008 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
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.

Introduction: why teach history in primary schools?
Knowledge and understanding of primary history
Guidance and support for Key Stage One and Key Stage Two
Planning for progression and opportunities for the development of key skills
Understanding and using teaching strategies in primary history
Monitoring and assessment
Resourcing primary history and collaborative working
Making the most of links with literacy and mathematics
E-learning and ICT in primary history
Creative and innovative approaches: history in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Creativity and cross-curricular links in Key Stages One and Two
Equality, inclusion and diversity as part of the history curriculum
Contexts for out-of-school learning in history

Good general overview for student teachers however very aligned to the English curriculum.

Miss Nicola Doig
School of Education, Social Work &, Dundee University
February 12, 2016

This book very clearly discusses the key aspects that students need to consider when teaching History in the Primary school. It is a very readable text and a good introduction to the subject.

Anne Bradley
School of Education & Professional Dev, College of St Mark and St John
April 18, 2013

This is a well-structured text that introduces students to teaching history. It covers key areas and is a good basic text.

Mrs Susan Buckman
Education, Dundee University
June 7, 2012

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