Substantive Knowledge

The focus of this section is the teaching and learning of substantive knowledge, sometimes referred to as ‘content’ or ‘historical content’. Material in this section addresses history teachers’ work of choosing and blending, as well as embedding and using, pupils’ substantive knowledge.  It is called ‘substantive knowledge’ in order to distinguish it from ‘second-order knowledge’ (or disciplinary thinking and processes). Read more

Substantive concepts


Long-term knowledge plans

Sense of period

Making knowledge secure