This collection of simple to use and fun activities will jumpstart pupils’ understanding of the historical skills of chronology, enquiry, historical inference and knowledge and understanding of people, places and time.
History is an effective way to engage pupils in a topic and can act as a fantastic hook for learning. This book will enable you to make history a fundamental part of your classroom, to enhance not only the pupils' historical understanding but also to deepen their understanding in other subjects.
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This indispensable classroom resourcewill celebrate history and give children the opportunity to experience the thrill of finding out about the past. It will be a lifeline to any classroom teacher looking to teach history in a fun and exciting way.
"These engaging activities focus on the new curriculum for history and will be welcomed by teachers who are looking for a fresh approach to the subject. We need to do more than teach facts - we need to encourage pupils to delve beneath the surface so they know why events took place." - Sarah Brew, Parents in Touch
Chapter 1: Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age Chapter 2: Egyptians, Ancient Greeks Chapter 3: Romans Chapter 4: Saxons, Vikings, Normans Chapter 5: Tudors, Stuarts Chapter 6: Victorians Chapter 7: World War II Chapter 8: Local History
The Jumpstart! books contain ‘quick-figure' ideas that could be used as warm-ups and starter exercises; as well as extended into lessons. Each book has more than 50 inspiring games and activities for Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 classrooms. Practical, easy-to-do, and entertaining, the ‘jumpstarts’ will appeal to busy teachers in any primary school.