Dig it: Literacy, ICT, Archaeology and History

Primary History article

By Marion Green, published 7th December 2010

Please note: this article pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum and some content may be outdated.

Editorial comment: Pupil reading of written and printed texts is a central element in their ‘Doing History'. As such, it is one of numerous integrated pedagogic activities that combine to make up a lesson, a series of lessons or a programme of study such as the one below. Dig IT illuminates the process of ‘Doing History' drawing upon the expertise of a number of organisations and disciplines working with kids and teachers at three sites. The programme the Dig IT team developed involved c. 400 pupils from 22 schools in a highly stimulating and rewarding project.

Project overview

During the summer term 2009, an innovative partnership project known as DigIT was delivered to primary schools across Kent, led by History and ICT Advisers from Kent County Council's AS K team (Advisory Service Kent), supported by Canterbury Archaeological Trust (CAT ) and English Heritage (EH)...

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