Some teaching and learning strategies


By Tim Lomas, published 31st May 2000

The history of the community is an important aspect of history in both key stages but is rarely something that can just be taken off the shelf. Wherever possible, local history should be used to link different periods of history. The specific Key Stage 2 unit should be an investigation as to how the local area has changed over a long period of time, or how the locality was affected by a significant national or local event or development, or by the work of a significant individual. This gives considerable flexibility. Here is an example from one subject leader responding to the potential challenge to non-specialists and offering some general guidance.

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