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General Issues in History Teaching

This section discusses general aspects of history teaching which are not Key Stage specific.

There is no logic to the development of this section, other than that, over the years I've become interested in particular issues at particular moments – and written about them!

Ian Coulson’s ‘Handy’ Guide to Medieval Architecture

A brilliantly simple idea

… how to use the fingers of one hand to explain and remember Norman, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles

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Helping Students Think about the Provenance of Sources

A couple of ideas putting analysis of the source before what it says.

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Music in the History Classroom

Neil Bates enthuses about the value of music in the classroom and provides examples from his own classes.

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Bringing random acts of kindness to schools and classrooms

It may not be History but this feels like a really important addition to the site – perhaps the most important of the year.

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Using Personal & Family Histories
in the Classroom

My DadA variety of suggestions for ways to use your own histories to motivate students and deepen their understandings.

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Help for Non-UK Readers

Help for non-UK readers – a translation of English educational terms in use on this website

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Helping students understand more about studying history

Two discussions:

• one on the broader picture of the process of studying history HERE …

• the other on helping students identify different types of history books HERE …

Flipped Learning and Independent Study – a 1970s forerunner?

A quick description of how we tried to give students more independence in A level studying – all of forty years ago.

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40 Years On

What's been so compelling about history teaching? An exploration with the help of Sam’s Magic Triangle.

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Fieldwork:
Using the Historic Environment

A fieldwork discussion and a case study:  

• Reviewing the use of fieldwork and trips in History courses HERE …

• Goodrich Castle – a fieldwork case study HERE …

Open Evenings

So how do you make History attractive to Year 6 children looking round your school? Here's one idea that certainly fits the bill in ‘Capturing Imagination’

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And also …

Other general issues which you can find via the navigation tabs at the top of every webpage are:

Chronological Understanding

Raising Attainment

Exploring & Teaching Medieval History

Published Articles

Planning Issues at KS3

 

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This Section

Flipped Learning & Independent Study

Helping Students with Provenance

40 Years On

Coulson's 'Handy' Guide

Music in the Classroom

Fieldwork Review

Fieldwork Case Study

Using Family & Personal Histories

Random Acts of Kindness

Open Evenings – Capturing Imagination

Help for non-UK Readers

 

And …

Other general issues which you can find via the navigation tabs at the top of every page:

Chronological Understanding

Raising Attainment

Exploring & Teaching Medieval History

Published Articles

Planning Issues at KS3

 

And …

Browse the diary HERE…