Principles for a history curriculum

Primary History article

By Jon Nichol, published 20th March 2011

Please note: this article pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum and some content may be outdated.

In the mid 1990s the Nuffield Foundation funded the development of a primary history curriculum for Yaroslavl in Russia. It was a contemporary curriculum, choosing issues and concepts of central concern to contemporary society and studying their historical roots, an idea Geoffrey Barraclough developed (Barraclough, 1964). The curriculum was based on six principles...

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