Local History

There has always been a requirement at Key Stage 2 to teach local history. Some of the best teaching seen at this level has involved pupils investigating their locality. But some of the worst has also been local history. This is largely because the focus of the enquiry has not been clear and the resources for pupils’ research have not been made accessible to this age group. Both of these issues will be addressed through the case studies of good practice we are offering. The first from South London, the second from Middlesex and the third from the New Forest.

Teaching Local History at Key Stage 2

So, where do we start if we haven’t a clue about Local History? Unlike all other areas of study Local History has no real prescribed content. If you live in the middle of a new town, then your locality is quite different from that of a school...
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