Teaching Louis Braille at KS1

Louis BrailleTeaching Louis Braille at KS1 will feature in many schools’ curriculum whether formally through the history curriculum or as part of one of the supported charities.

He may be mentioned in assemblies or he might be part of a broader cross-curricular topic on senses. Either way it clearly offers pupils an insight into the world of those who have lost their sight.

Many schools start this topic by showing what blind people can do better than sighted people to counter the traditional notion of disability. Anyone studying this topic will get great support from organisations across the world.

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KS1 Medium Term Planner: Louis Braille

The current history curriculum at KS1 asks schools to provide a little more coherence in their choice of significant people to study, suggesting that they might be linked by theme. I agree with this improvement....
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Louis Braille – evaluating the video

This lesson comes at the end of the sequence of lessons which explore Louis Braille's life and achievements.  Rather than using a video for information and atmosphere, this lesson uses it to help pupils to...
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