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Teaching Humanities in Primary Schools

Teaching Humanities in Primary Schools

Second Edition

September 2009 | 224 pages | Learning Matters
This book supports primary trainees in their learning and teaching approach to the core humanities subjects: geography, history and religion. It promotes an integrated approach to these subject areas and encourages trainees to reflect on the links between subjects, across the curriculum from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 2. This edition has been updated to incorporate the revised Professional Standards for the Award of QTS and addresses key initiatives such as Excellence and Enjoyment, Every Child Matters and the Primary National Strategy for Literacy and Mathematics.

Aims and values in humanities education
Knowledge and understanding: key concepts, skills and content
Humanities in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Planning for progression in the humanities at KS1 KS2
Teaching strategies in the humanities
Creativity and cross-curricular planning
Monitoring and assessment
Equality, inclusion and diversity in the humanities curriculum
Making the most of links with literacy and mathematics
E-learning and ICT through humanities teaching
Out of school learning; multi-professional learning
Children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and citizenship education

This is a useful introduction to the nature of Humanities within Primary Education.

Anne Bradley
School of Education & Professional Dev, College of St Mark and St John
March 25, 2012

This is a valuable book for trainees who have selected Humanities as their area of interest. It covers several key areas very well such as planning for Humanities, cross-curricular planning , and teaching strategies. It also covers wider perspectives such as inclusion and gives practical ideas to support quality teaching. The practical tasks provide thought provoking ideas and stimulte discussion.

Mrs Marion Hobbs
Faculty of Education (Ormskirk), Edge Hill University
January 12, 2012

Some useful practical ideas for Primary geography

Mr Justin Woolliscroft
Faculty of Education (Hull), Hull University
December 22, 2011