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1st Edition

A Practical Guide to Teaching History in the Secondary School

Edited By

Martin Hunt

ISBN 9780415370240
Published December 13, 2006 by Routledge
120 Pages

USD $39.95

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Book Description

This practical workbook contains all the advice, guidance and resources new and student history teachers need to reflect on and develop their teaching practice, helping them to plan lessons across the subject in a variety of teaching situations.

Helpful features include:

  • case studies
  • examples of pupils’ work
  • examples of existing good practice
  • a range of tried-and-tested teaching strategies
  • photocopiable resources and training materials
  • activities in each chapter to help student history teachers analyze their learning and performance
  • web links for further reading on evidence-based practice.

Designed to be used independently or as an integrated extension of the popular textbook, Learning to Teach History in the Secondary School which provides detailed examples of theory in practice, this book is packed with examples of how to analyze practice to ensure maximized learning in the classroom.

Table of Contents

Introduction. What is History?  Planning.  Learning Strategies and Approaches-1.  Learning Strategies and Approaches-2. Developing Historical Understanding-1. Developing Historical Understanding-2. Ensuring Inclusion in the Classroom.  The New Technology.  Assessment.  Applying National Initiatives.  Professional Development


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Martin Hunt was a Principal Lecturer and PGCE Secondary Course Leader at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.