Active Learning on www.thinkinghistory.co.uk

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23 Apr: New Activity: Kings of Football – an unlikely research task

… discovering some basic information about medieval kings

22 Apr: Sutton Hoo: A second activity

Some basic information for non-specialist primary teachers and more …

19 Apr: New Activity: How do you feel about the country’s new religion? An overview 1547-1700

KS3 students develop a living graph giving an overview of religious and political changes …

22 Mar: New Resource: Excavating Sutton Hoo

… a new activity and a broader discussion on the nature of enquiry – for KS2 and KS3 …

2 Mar: News Round Up

… about SHP conferences, a new book and new teaching material …

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Thank you for visiting ThinkingHistory.

The site was begun in 2004 to provide activities, ideas and resources for teachers (especially trainees and NQTs) seeking to broaden their range of teaching methods. The activities exemplify a range of strategies that require physical movement and involvement from students – living graphs, washing-lines, role-plays and many others. The aim of all the approaches described on the site is to deepen students’ historical knowledge and understanding. They work because they increase students’ motivation and interest and lead to students engaging in more constructive discussion of the people and events they’re studying.

If you’re visiting the site for the first time please note that the site doesn’t provide ‘quick-fix’ solutions for a lesson in 20 minutes time. All the activities need thoughtful preparation, tailoring them to the needs of individual classes. Good preparation gives everyone, students and teachers, more enjoyment and a greater sense of achievement.

I hope the site proves useful – there’s over a hundred activities [ see full activity list ] plus much other material, articles and ideas [ see full content list ] .

Ian Dawson

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By Terry Haydn ‘Using New Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Learning in History’.
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Now Available
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‘Tudor Rebellions 1485-1603’ Barbara Mervyn. HERE …

‘Nazi Germany 33-45’ Chris Culpin & Steve Mastin. HERE …

‘The Crusades’ Jamie Byrom & Michael Riley. HERE …

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