This book is an essential handbook on teaching primary history, combining subject knowledge with practical teaching ideas to ensure your teaching of history is both imaginative and creative. Emphasizing the importance of history and its wider skillset, the book explores the concepts and skills that are the fundamental building blocks of history teaching such as:
• Chronological understanding
• Concepts and skills
• Interpretation and evidence
Each chapter offers a structured approach and provides a range of activities that both address specific elements of the history curriculum and help develop this wider skillset. It includes practical ideas for lessons through an essential toolkit of ideas, teaching strategies and activities, with each activity designed to focus on a key skill or attribute associated with teaching primary history. The practical insights accompanied by a grounded rationale for each aspect of history will help you learn the best methods for approaching the teaching of history in the primary school, as well as plan and deliver effective history lessons.
This book is ideal if you are training to teach as it will help you with your assignments and your teaching placements. It is also recommended if you are a more experienced practitioner or history coordinator and want to provide the very best experiences in primary history to children in your school.