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.

chapter 1|19 pages

The continuing value of a humanitarian curriculum

ByMartin Ashley

chapter 2|21 pages

The literacy hour and beyond

ByMartin Ashley with John Lee, Richard Eke and Helen Butcher

chapter 3|17 pages

Looking afresh at history

ByPenelope Harnett

chapter 4|23 pages

Looking afresh at geography

ByAlison Bailey, Don Kimber

chapter 5|20 pages

Using artefacts to support children’s learning in religious education

ByNick Clough, Liz Newman

chapter 6|18 pages

Field work, visits and work outside the classroom

ByDon Kimber, Maggie Smith

chapter 7|20 pages

Spiritual, moral and cultural development

ByMartin Ashley

chapter 8|23 pages

Citizenship: a new word for humanities?

ByMartin Ashley with Steve Barnes

chapter 9|22 pages

ICT and the humanities

ByMartin Ashley, Gaynor Attwood

chapter 10|20 pages

Sustainability and the humanities

ByMartin Ashley

chapter 11|19 pages

Towards uncertain futures?

ByMartin Ashley, Malcolm Hughes