Thinking through history: assessment and learning for the gifted young historian

Primary History article

By Hilary Cooper, published 31st August 2007

Please note: this article pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum and some content may be outdated.

Historical enquiry requires reasoning. Even historical imagination depends on being able to evaluate a number of possible responses to an hypothesis and mastery of detail and argument. The high levels of thinking in history of gifted young historians can only result from challenging and stimulating teaching, which allows time for genuine enquiry and which generates...

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