Big Stories and Big Pictures: Making Outlines and Overviews Interesting

Teaching History journal article

By Michael Riley, published 1st June 1997

Making Outlines and Overviews Interesting

An examination, with practical strategies, of the teaching of 'outlines and overviews' by Michael Riley.

Why teach overviews?

One of the problems of the first phase of National Curriculum history was the percieved overload of content. Some teachers felt obliged to race through the Programme of Study, treating issues in a superficial way. Others persisted with an in-depth approach to all aspects of the Study Units...

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