History through Drama, A Teachers' Guide - Revisited

Primary History article

By Viv Wilson and Jayne Woodhouse, published 30th March 2008

Please note: this article pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum and some content may be outdated.

It is now some seventeen years since the publication of our original pamphlet by the Historical Association [HA] as part of the Teaching of History Series (Wilson and Woodhouse, 1990). This article offers a personal review of what we consider to be some of the significant changes in primary school history since that time. The Drama pamphlet arose out of our collaborative work with Hampshire schools, while we were both lecturing at LSU College of HE (now also in the past). From 1985, we had been developing a shared interest in this teaching method through our particular disciplines: Viv as Head of Drama and Jayne as lecturer in History Education...

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