Beyond tokenism: diverse history post-14

Teaching History Article

Nick Dennis, last updated: 3rd January 2017

Teaching a diverse history in the post-14 curriculum

Nick Dennis shows how a ‘multidirectional memory’ approach to teaching history can move history teachers beyond seeing black history as separate or distracting from the history that must be aught at examination level. He gives examples of ways in which a diverse history can be built into examination courses, strengthening historical rigour through complexity and challenging students to see beyond  conventional and core narratives. Dennis shows how a series of engaging and thought-provoking stories amount to a ‘deepening’ of knowledge that history teachers already possess...

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