The Great Fire of London and the National Curriculum

Primary History article including Scheme of Work (KS1)

By Karin Doull, Tim Lomas & Meryl Goldsmith, published 7th March 2014

The Great Fire of London is a favourite National Curriculum teaching topic. This paper draws on the latest resources and teaching ideas to suggest how you can meet both the NC history requirements and the wider ones of the National Curriculum, particularly in integrated programmes that include teaching about the Great Fire of London.

We begin with the historical background that provides an essential reference frame for teaching the subject. This leads in to a detailed account of the teaching of one of its sessions, resources and a scheme of work. The final elements are a teacher's account of teaching The Great Fire through dance, Dos and Dont's and What the co-ordinator might do...

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