Chronology and local history: Year 6

Primary History case study

By Charlotte Blanch and Catherine McHarg, published 15th October 2011

Please note: this article pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum and some content may be outdated.

Editorial note: This short paper introduces a highly creative, imaginative and enthralling case-study of a local history project for year 6 pupils. The teaching programme has a chronological spine that provides coherence and focus. Chronology is one element in the pupils' ‘Doing History' that draws upon a full range of high level interrelated disciplinary skills and related stimulating expert teaching ideas, approaches and activities that vividly illuminate The History Teacher's Craft.

The full case-study can be downloaded from the Heritage Explorer Website - Case Study - Around our School: Cheltenham.  Attached to this paper is the Case Study's lesson planning, the first part of which we reproduce in full below - the subsequent sections indicate what each one covers...

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