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  • Drama and role play

      Primary History article
    Drama and Role Play are powerful teaching approaches for language development. The themed edition of Primary History 48, Spring 2008 History, Drama and the Classroom provides a comprehensive introduction and detailed guidance to language development through roleplay and drama. PH 48 contains numerous case-studies illuminating a full range of approaches. Case-Study...
    Drama and role play
  • Mini Scaffolds: Charts, Concept webs, Diagrams, Mini-Frames

      Primary History article
    The language of History develops subject content knowledge and associated vocabulary & phraseology, p. 30. Pupils can record, extend and develop their historical language through using a range of mini-scaffolds or frameworks that they flesh out with teacher guidance and support. A class can build upon basic historical vocabulary through questioning,...
    Mini Scaffolds: Charts, Concept webs, Diagrams, Mini-Frames
  • History and language

      Primary History article
    Pupil writing is present at every point in studying history - from initial questioning to the writing and presentation of a finished piece of work. Children continually explore, acquire and build upon both existing and new historical vocabulary and phrases, p. 30. Writing depends totally upon pupils' linguistic knowledge and...
    History and language
  • Historical fiction and story: the informed imagination

      Primary History article
    Historical stories and fiction give full rein to children's imaginations and creativity. As such, they are a standard, major element in pupils' historical authoring.Writing history stories is stimulating, enjoyable and challenging. When using their historical imaginations children as authors have to be disciplined. They must work within the strict parameters...
    Historical fiction and story: the informed imagination
  • Children writing history: The writing spectrum

      Primary History article
    "Henry the 4th ascended the throne of England much to his own satisfaction in the year 1399, after having prevailed on his cousin & predecessor Richard the 2nd to resign it to him, & to retire for the rest of his Life to Pomfret Castle, where he happened to be...
    Children writing history: The writing spectrum
  • Multi-modality and writing history

      Primary History article
    We all now live in the digital age. The smart phone, kindle, i-pad and computer mean children are immersed and interact in a digital world of moving, still and spoken images. They are also able to communicate digitally socially: for example, Twitter and Facebook. Social media facilitate social as well...
    Multi-modality and writing history
  • Writing & History Overview

      Primary History article
    History provides an extremely rich context for literacy and writing, see Case Study 3: Evacuees. As such, Writing History is an element in a whole school policy towards literacy that emphasises Language Across the Curriculum for all subjects and areas. references. Case Study 1 illuminates the concept that pupil writing permeates...
    Writing & History Overview
  • Local history fieldwork

      Article
    Successful Local History fieldwork How can you and your children get the most out of a site visit? Read this brief account of an example of Local History fieldwork with children: it was based on the NPHP Top Ten Pointers...
    Local history fieldwork
  • Your Victorian (And Greek!) Olympic Games

      Primary History article
    Please note: this article pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum and some content may be outdated. The teaching ideas below are adapted from an idea the great John Fines developed for teaching Ancient Greek science. With active teacher support and guidance, it requires the pupils to use what they know, and their...
    Your Victorian (And Greek!) Olympic Games
  • Victorian Britain: short lessons and exemplars

      Multipage Article
    Please note: these resources pre-date the current National Curriculum and some content may be outdated. A series of lessons, exemplars and guides to help you teach your students about Victorian Britain.
    Victorian Britain: short lessons and exemplars
  • Romans, Anglo-Saxons, and Vikings

      Primary Lesson Plans
    Please note: these resources were produced as part of the Nuffield Primary History project (1991-2009) and pre-date the 2014 National Curriculum.  A series of lessons, exemplars and guides to help you teach your students about the Romans, the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.
    Romans, Anglo-Saxons, and Vikings
  • Primary History 65: Diversity and Inclusion

      The primary education journal of the Historical Association
    Overview  04 Inclusion & Diversity - Jon Nichol 05 History belongs to all of us - Diversity and the History Curriculum - Ilona Aronovsky (Read article) 12 Diversity in primary history: exemplar lessons: HA publications 2000-2013 and Nuffield Primary History - Sarah Codrington 14 Including the Muslim Contribution in the National...
    Primary History 65: Diversity and Inclusion
  • Sutton Hoo - Classroom archaeology in the digital age

      Primary History case study
    Please note: this article pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum and some content and links may be outdated. The class had composed its Anglo-Saxon funeral poem for Raedwald, an Anglo-Saxon king, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A6dwald_of_East_Anglia, the high king or Bretwalda of all seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in the early seventh century as well as being King...
    Sutton Hoo - Classroom archaeology in the digital age
  • Primary History 51

      The primary education journal of the Historical Association
    04 Editorial 06 In my view: Bringing the past to life – Julian Richards (Read article) 07 In my view: The true end of archaeology? – Don Henson (Read article) 08 in my view: Our heritage: use it or lose it – Mike Corbishley (Read article) 10 Think Bubble: Instant Archaeology –...
    Primary History 51
  • Primary History 63: History & Creativity

      The primary education journal of the Historical Association
    Editorial and In My View 04 Editorial - history and creativity 05 Creativity and history - Hilary Cooper (Read article) Features 08 A creative Egyptian project - Caitlin Bates (Read article) 09 Diogenes - WHITHER CREATIVITY?! A consideration of the article Creativity and the Primary Curriculum - Peter Vass (Read...
    Primary History 63: History & Creativity
  • Primary History 62: History & ICT

      The primary education journal of the Historical Association
    Editorial and In My View 04 Editorial 05 Using ICT to develop pupils' historical knowledge, understa nding and thinking the view from Ofsted - Michael Maddison HMI 06 The digital revolution - Jerome Freeman (Read article) 07 History, ICT and the digital age - Ben Walsh (Read article) Features 08 Diogenes:...
    Primary History 62: History & ICT
  • Primary History 61: Museums and Visits

      The primary education journal of the Historical Association
    Editorial and In My View 04 Editorial Museums, identity and freedom - museums matter 05 A museum of British history - Lord Baker 06 Museums: Entries to learning - Mick Waters (Read article) 07 Using sites and the environment - John Fines (Read article) 08 Visits and museums - Jerome...
    Primary History 61: Museums and Visits
  • Primary History 60: Writing History & Literacy

      The primary education journal of the Historical Association
    Editorial and In My View 04 Editorial: Writing history and historical literacy 05 Writing history - Jackie Eales 06 Children writing history - John Fines (Read article)   Features 08 Think Bubble - Writing from experience - Peter Vass (Read article) 09 A view from the classroom - Cathie McIlroy...
    Primary History 60: Writing History & Literacy
  • Podcast: End of the World Cults

      Podcast
    In this podcast Professor Penelope Corfield looks at the history of 'End of the World Cults'.  1. Why do people at times become urgently convinced that 'the End of the World is Nigh?' HA Members can listen to the full podcast here Short Reading list for End-of-the-World Cults: Two wide-ranging introductions:...
    Podcast: End of the World Cults
  • Primary History 58: The Olympics

      The primary education journal of the Historical Association
    THE OLYMPICS: TEACHING HISTORY TODAY 04 Editorial: Nelson Mandela, Apartheid and the Olympics 05 Think Bubble: What ever happened to the Standing Long Jump? - Peter Vass 06 Public celebration of the 1864 Olympian Festival - Dominic Wallis PLANNING FOR THE OLYMPICS 08 Primary History and planning for teaching the...
    Primary History 58: The Olympics
  • Primary History 49: Visual Literacy

      Journal
    04 Editorial 07 In my view: History and illustration – Quentin Blake (Read article) 08 In my view: Using pictures – John Fines (Read article) 10 History Coordinators’ Dilemmas: Pedagogy and the Visual Image – Tim Lomas 12 Think Bubble: Frozen moments – Peter Vass (Read article) 13 Using feature...
    Primary History 49: Visual Literacy
  • Visual image: boxing boys fresco from Ancient Greece

      Lesson Plan
    John Fines was working with a class of 28 Year 6 pupils, studying Ancient Greece. John wrote: Challenge is what the Nuffield Primary History project is all about, and I wanted the class to think hard about the Greeks and to question sources. My learning objectives were for the children...
    Visual image: boxing boys fresco from Ancient Greece
  • Topic book blitz: asking and answering questions and Tudor Britain

      Short Lesson Exemplar
    Please note: this resource pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum. The topic book blitz approach, where children freely scan a range of topic books, provides both a marvellous stimulus to curiosity and questioning, and an authentic purpose for using research skills. One of our key principles is Questions and Questioning.In this...
    Topic book blitz: asking and answering questions and Tudor Britain
  • Primary History 55: Doing Local History

      The primary education journal of the Historical Association
    Editorial 05 In my view: 'Be bloody, bold and resolute'. Two possible interpretations of 'Local History' - Colin Richards (Read article) 06 In my view: Doing local history - John Fines (Read article) 08 In my view: Local history for children: Through the eyes of a B. Ed. Student -...
    Primary History 55: Doing Local History
  • My Favourite History Place: Castle Hill, Huddersfield

      Historian feature
    Alison Hramiak tempts us to visit Castle Hill, south of Huddersfield, to look for traces of our long dead ancestors, to contemplate the passing of the centuries on that site and to enjoy the lovely views. It’s often the way that we ignore what’s geographically close to us when we visit...
    My Favourite History Place: Castle Hill, Huddersfield