2nd Edition

Enlivening Secondary History: 50 Classroom Activities for Teachers and Pupils

By Peter Davies, Rhys Davies Copyright 2012
    224 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    224 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Enlivening Secondary History is the ideal handbook for busy history teachers who want to do something different in their classrooms, but have little time to plan and organise their lessons. Featuring tried-and-tested practical ideas complete with relevant exemplars and step-by-step advice, this best-selling book is a compendium of creative activities to enhance your lessons.

    For the 11-19 age range, each activity includes links to important topics including the Crusades, the Reformation, the world wars, the Russian Revolution and many more. All the ideas are explained in a clear, user-friendly style, with a breakdown of the time and resources needed for each one.

    Featuring a brand new expanded section about teaching history through role play, this book also covers:

    • Visuals – picturing the past
    • Numerical data – adding interest
    • Concepts – making them real
    • Primary texts – bringing them alive.

    Written by practitioners for practitioners, Enlivening Secondary History helps teachers to bring history alive in an imaginative way. It will be an indispensible guide for both experienced and student teachers.

    Acknowledgements  Introduction  How to Use the Book  Section 1.   1. Propaganda Posters  2. Convert a Text  3. Charts and Diagrams  4. Introductory Images  5. Class Craft  6. Freeze Frame  7. Draw a Concept  8. Coloured History  9. Devise a Board Game  10. Annotation  Section 2. 11. Translation  12. Numbers and Letters  13. Worksheet Questions  14. The Debate  15. Slogans and Logos  16. Dream Figures  17. Isolation  18. Roleplay Predictions  19. Implications  20. Newspaper Headlines  Section 3.  21. Connections  22. Ideas on Trial  23. Optical Illusions  24. Root Ideas  25. National Territory  26. Collage  27. Exploring Dilemmas  28. Spatial Mapping  29. Theory and Practice  30 .Genealogies  Section 4.  31. Your Turn Next  32. Questions, Questions  33. Hot-Seating  34. Three of a Kind  35. Caption Challenge  36. Graffiti Galore  37. Card Groups  38. Document Drama  39. Blueprint  40. Post-It Wall  Section 5.  41. Simulation  42. Question Time  43. Group Roleplay  44. House of Fun  45. Treble Chance  46. Set Oral Roles  47. Hard Talk  48. Ideas and Concepts  49. The Courtroom  50 .Press Releases


    Peter Davies was formerly Lecturer in History at the University of Huddersfield.

    Rhys Davies is Head of History at Longcroft School in Beverley, East Yorkshire.