Studying our own school’s archives to promote historical understanding in Year 7

Teaching History article

By Helen Southwood, published 11th January 2024

‘We can say we’re part of it’

Helen Southwood here sets out an example of a hyperlocal history study the focus of which is her own school. She presents a rationale both for the study of hyperlocal history as a means of engaging students and developing their skills, and for the pedagogical use of previously uncatalogued school archives. The material examined in this article might not be familiar, but readers may be able to think of similar opportunities in their own settings. As Southwood argues, you do not need to have an extensive archive to enable your students to be among the first to write part of the history of their own school...

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