Using inventories in Key Stage 2 history

Primary History article

By Clare Lally, published 7th November 2023

Continuing the focus on using historical sources, this article by Clare Lally introduces us to the use of historical inventories. Using examples from the Tudor period, Clare considers how inventories can be used to explore diversity of experience between rich and poor.

At every stage of historical enquiry, from primary to postgraduate level, evidence provides the historian with the keys with which to unlock the past. For primary teachers of history, knowing where to find authentic sources of evidence, how to use them, and how they can add value and context to their pupils’ learning, is often challenging. In this article, we will focus on inventories: what they are, where you can obtain them, how they can support the primary history curriculum, and how you can help your pupils to read them...

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