Primary History 94

The primary education journal of the Historical Association

Published: 14th June 2023

In this edition of Primary History

05 Editorial (Read article - open access)

06 Is primary history thriving? What the recent survey of primary history seems to be telling us – Tim Lomas (Read article)

10 Using picture books to explore ideas around history with very young children – Karin Doull (Read article)

14 Significant people: why it’s worth considering Mary Wollstonecraft – Bee Rowlatt and Kirsty Ruthven (Read article)

20 Keeping children motivated in primary history while ensuring they can recall what they have been taught – the importance of reinforcement – Rachelle Blagdon (Read article)

24 Teaching local history in primary schools: learning about effective practice from the British Association for Local History / Historical Association Teacher Fellowship – Rachel Bruce and Susannah Russell (Read article)

30 Why teaching the Wars of the Roses in primary history might be challenging but a good idea – Matthew Sossick (Read article)

34 What is so important about interpretations? – Tim Lomas (Read article)

38 Significant anniversaries: Windrush 75 – how can we teach this valuable topic? – Helen Crawford (Read article)

42 Teaching black British history through local archives – Steven Kenyon (Read article)

46 Benin: exploring an African empire at Key Stage 2 – why is it worth studying? – Karin Doull (Read article)

54 World War II: how local expertise and continued refinement breathed life into an enquiry in a Somerset school – Debbie Doolan (Read article)

56 My favourite place: Lyme Regis, Dorset – Claire Bradshaw (Read article)

58 Making the most of a visit to the Museum of London Docklands – Susie Townsend (Read article)

Centre spread double-sided pull-out poster
One aspect of teaching Benin that can never be ignored – the incredible bronzes

Regular features: Primary History runs a number of regular features including Ideas for Assemblies, One of My Favourite History Places and Pull-out Posters. You can view all editions of these features here.

Cover image: Benin bronze heads at the British Museum, London

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