Having fun through time


By Ian Dawson, published 20th October 2017

Historical pastimes: Planning a unit to extend pupils’ chronological knowledge past 1066

This article is about planning and teaching about ‘having fun across time’ for use in the later years of Key Stage 2 – investigating questions such as ‘Were people having fun in the same ways in the Middle Ages as in the Roman or Victorian periods?’ ‘What did our parents and grandparents do for fun when they were children and how different are our activities?’ ‘When were the greatest changes and why did they happen?’

There is a deeper purpose too, using the theme of ‘having fun’ to reinforce pupils’ chronological understanding and knowledge...

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