Teaching Islam for Key Stage 2 history

Work is now well-advanced on Benin medium term planner. Just clearing copyright on images for the 6 killer activities for the topic. To give you a flavour.Pupils are asked to recreate an illustrated drawing to show what Baghdad might have looked like 1,000 years ago. To help they have scraps of eye-witness accounts ( printed on slips of paper) that have been left around the room in a very disorganised way. Working in teams, pupils have to literally find the evidence , digest the information and then go back to base group and report back. They organise their findings and then the creativity kicks in as they decide what needs to be included and how it will be drawn. All this activity takes place over dulcet tones of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade playing in the background with stimulating images of Baghdad floating across the screen from the PowerPoint presentation. Whet your appetite?

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