Planning for 'Changes within Living Memory'

Primary History article

By Karin Doull, published 17th November 2015

Living Memory

While changes to the Key Stage 1 subject content are not as extensive as Key Stage 2 it is necessary to be aware of the changing emphasis within the different themes. ‘Changes within Living Memory' has a couple of key issues to be aware of. First, ‘living memory' refers to the memory of the community that the child lives in not just that of the child him/herself. Consider as a baseline that you should be able to find someone alive to ask about the theme. Second, the new element within this theme is the need to try to place it within a wider context to ‘reveal aspects of change in a national context'. Here you need to consider what this theme may tell us about life in Britain as a whole...

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