History and the early years: A view from the classroom

Primary History article

By Cathie McIlroy, published 9th February 2009

Please note: this article pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum and some content may be outdated.

History gives colour and vitality to the curriculum. There are just so many engaging things to do. Without history there wouldn't be so much fun; whether in handling objects such as: the old wooden toys, mechano, clockwork engines, Dinky cars and melamine dolls or sharing stories and asking questions. Every activity is an exploration into the past. Personal time lines help pupils to understand their unique identity and begin to recognise and accept diversity.

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