Chronological Understanding

Sequencing, events, stories, pictures and periods over time to show how different times relate to each other and contribute to a coherent understanding of the past. You don’t have to teach topics in chronological order but need to relate the topics you teach to their chronological context.

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  • Enhancing temporal cognition, practical activities for the primary classroom

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    Research during the last eighty years has suggested that ‘time’ concepts, such as chronology, duration and the usage of dating systems are difficult for children to assimilate. However, my recent research would suggest that temporal concepts could be taught in a meaningful way. This article details practical measures that can...

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  • Twist in the tales

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    Any academic who is in the business of writing will appreciate the pressure put on them by publishers desirous of a market product. Books for teachers need to be at once scholarly and popular, practicable and theoretical, readable but not reductionist. This puts considerable demand on the writer - I...

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