Case study: The body in the bog - Red Christian goes missing


By Cathy McIlroy, published 31st August 2007

Please note: this article pre-dates the current National Curriculum and some content and references are outdated.

Bog Body mysteries have played a central, seminal role in History Education in Britain since the 1970s. The investigation of the Tollund Man Mystery was the original, introductory investigation for pupils that the Schools Council [aka Schools] History Project developed (Schools Council, 1976). As such, it has had a permanent and permeating influence on all History teaching in England. The Red Christian Goes Missing Mystery develops the theme and approach within an Intervention Strategy based upon Nuffield Primary History Project and Cognitive Acceleration principles, see pages 14-16...

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