Designed specifically for teachers with little subject knowledge or experience in history, this book provides trainees with the confidence they need to teach primary history. Based on Curriculum 2000, the book provides valuable step-by-step guidance on how to create, plan, develop, organize and assess high-quality teaching activities in primary history. This book: is full of teaching approaches, practical ideas, teaching activities, real-life case studies and vignettes of good teaching practice; covers both conventional and modern approaches - such as drama, role-play, story telling, music and dance; and explains how each approach can be adapted to suit all primary ages and abilities. Children with a range of learning needs and styles respond with enthusiasm to a wide variety of teaching approaches - and this book provides trainee teachers with that repertoire and variety.

chapter 1|14 pages

Creative teaching

chapter 2|16 pages

History in the primary curriculum

chapter 3|15 pages


chapter 4|13 pages

Using written sources

chapter 5|10 pages

Visual images

chapter 7|17 pages

Storytelling: ‘putting the book down’

chapter 8|10 pages

Drama and role-play

chapter 9|11 pages

Simulations and games

chapter 10|15 pages

Music and dance

chapter 12|17 pages

Ticking the boxes