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History 5-11

A guide for teachers, 2nd Edition

By Hilary Cooper

© 2012 – Routledge

248 pages | 39 B/W Illus.

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History 5-11 addresses the key issues surrounding the teaching of history in the primary curriculum. With an emphasis on the importance of learning about the past through the processes of historical enquiry, this textbook will be an invaluable resource to all trainee and practising primary teachers interested in teaching history in an accessible, dynamic and above all enjoyable way.

This fully updated second edition highlights:

  • Examples of good practice;
  • Meaningful assessment and record keeping;
  • Planning for progression and differentiation;
  • The primary to secondary transition;
  • Cross-curricular approaches to history.

This book also analyses the most recent and salient reports concerning primary education, including the 2011 Ofsted report History for All, the Historical Association Primary Survey 2011 and the findings of the Cambridge Review. It contains case studies, lesson planning guidance and methods to develop pupils’ historical understanding as well as offering creative and innovative ways to teach the subject of history in the primary classroom.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Teachers’ Pedagogical knowledge: understanding the processes of historical enquiry 1. Changes in the teaching and learning of history 2. Historical sources 4. Interpretations and accounts 4. Concepts, time and chronology Part 2: Planning for historical thinking 5. What makes history enjoyable? 6. Planning for Progression: Monitoring, Assessment, Recording and Reporting Progress Part 3: Examples of Planning and Assessment in Practice 7. Planning at Key Stage 1 8. Planning at Key Stage 2 9. Primary/Secondary Transition 10. Generic Learning Across the Curriculum Part 4: Principles, theory and practice 11. Creativity, innovation and research-based practice 12. Young children’s thinking in history Index

About the Author

Hilary Cooper is Professor of History and Pedagogy at the University of Cumbria, UK. She has published numerous books on history teaching and is an internationally renowned key note speaker.

About the Series

Primary 5-11 Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities