’100′ great ideas for teaching history at KS 2

This section describes the best of the imaginative ideas I have seen work successfully in the teaching of history at Key Stage 2. The figure’100′ is in inverted commas because it is rather an arbitrary number and it will inevitably increase as more and more examples of good practice are fed into the site.  Over time, each will be fleshed out with a detailed description.  Rather than swamp you with too much text, the list merely hints at ideas that may ring a bell.  Sometimes, where the technique is used in an outstanding lesson, a cross-reference is made.  This is likely to happen more and more often as the list grows and the examples get even more compelling.  Although these are described as teaching ideas, inevitably they involve learning activities so there will be some overlap between the teaching and learning sections of the site.

Advising a film director. Pupils in role as expert historians either have to draw an historically accurate poster for a forthcoming film, or have to brief the director with ten really important things he must include in his film.  I have seen this work brilliantly with a class of Year 5 studying Tudor Britain. The

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