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Teaching Humanities in Primary Schools

Second Edition


September 2009 | 224 pages | Learning Matters
This book supports primary trainees in their learning and teaching approach to the core humanities subjects: geography, history and religion. It promotes an integrated approach to these subject areas and encourages trainees to reflect on the links between subjects, across the curriculum from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 2. This edition has been updated to incorporate the revised Professional Standards for the Award of QTS and addresses key initiatives such as Excellence and Enjoyment, Every Child Matters and the Primary National Strategy for Literacy and Mathematics.
 
Introduction
 
Aims and values in humanities education
 
Knowledge and understanding: key concepts, skills and content
 
Humanities in the Early Years Foundation Stage
 
Planning for progression in the humanities at KS1 KS2
 
Teaching strategies in the humanities
 
Creativity and cross-curricular planning
 
Monitoring and assessment
 
Equality, inclusion and diversity in the humanities curriculum
 
Making the most of links with literacy and mathematics
 
E-learning and ICT through humanities teaching
 
Out of school learning; multi-professional learning
 
Children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and citizenship education

This is a useful introduction to the nature of Humanities within Primary Education.

Anne Bradley
School of Education & Professional Dev, College of St Mark and St John
March 25, 2012

This is a valuable book for trainees who have selected Humanities as their area of interest. It covers several key areas very well such as planning for Humanities, cross-curricular planning , and teaching strategies. It also covers wider perspectives such as inclusion and gives practical ideas to support quality teaching. The practical tasks provide thought provoking ideas and stimulte discussion.

Mrs Marion Hobbs
Faculty of Education (Ormskirk), Edge Hill University
January 12, 2012

Some useful practical ideas for Primary geography

Mr Justin Woolliscroft
Faculty of Education (Hull), Hull University
December 22, 2011

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Pat Hoodless

Until her recent retirement Pat was a Senior Lecturer in history and education at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University. Her main research interests lie in the teaching of time and chronology and the links between language and history in the primary school. She has written a number of papers for journals, and published book on primary history. She has also acted as a consultant for the QCA, CBBC and Mixicolore. More About Author

Elaine McCreery

Elaine McCreery is a Senior Lecturer specialising in religious education at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan /par1/University. More About Author

Paul Bowen

Paul Bowen is a Senior Lecturer specialising in history at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan /par1/University. More About Author

Susan Bermingham

Sue Bermingham works as a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University teaching on initial teacher education and training courses. She specialises in geography. More About Author

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ISBN: 9781844452118
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