Why history teachers should not be afraid to venture into the long eighteenth century

Teaching History article

By Rhian Fender and Steven Ragdale, published 10th October 2023

‘This place has great capabilities for improvement’

As ardent advocates of eighteenth-century history, Rhian Fender and Stephen Ragdale were determined to ensure that the period found a secure place within their department’s Key Stage 3 curriculum. Given the extraordinary range of contrasts that epitomise the long eighteenth century, and only ten lessons within which to explore them, Fender and Ragdale here present a fascinating account of their curricular decision-making, showing how they combined an emphasis on breadth with a strong focus on material culture, to create a sense of (the whole) period that was both visual and physical...

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