Focuses on religious education, history, geography and cross-curricular planning in the primary school. It includes discussion of the purpose of education, and how the humanities fit with this purpose, with particular reference to the 1998 Education Act and 1994 National Curriculum Review. The book deals with the themes of time, place, values, communication, responsibilities and decision-making. These link the chapters, and are fully complemented with case studies. For each concept there are suggestions for practical classroom activities. The reader will find the book invaluable in integrating the subjects across the National Curriculum.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The continuing value of a humanitarian curriculum, Martin Ashley; Chapter 2 The literacy hour and beyond, Martin Ashley, John Lee, Richard Eke, Helen Butcher; Chapter 3 Looking afresh at history, Penelope Harriett; Chapter 4 Looking afresh at geography, Alison Bailey, Don Kimber; Chapter 5 Using artefacts to support children’s learning in religious education, Nick Clough, Liz Newman; Chapter 6 Field work, visits and work outside the classroom, Don Kimber, Maggie Smith; Chapter 7 Spiritual, moral and cultural development, Martin Ashley; Chapter 8 Citizenship: a new word for humanities?, Martin Ashley, Steve Barnes; Chapter 9 ICT and the humanities, Martin Ashley, Gaynor Attwood; Chapter 10 Sustainability and the humanities, Martin Ashley; Chapter 11 Towards uncertain futures?, Martin Ashley, Malcolm Hughes;