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Teaching Humanities in Primary Schools

Teaching Humanities in Primary Schools

Paperback Achieving Qts

By (author) Pat Hoodless, By (author) Elaine McCreery, By (author) Paul Bowen, By (author) Susan Bermingham

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  • Publisher: Learning Matters Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 242mm x 18mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 16 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Exeter
  • ISBN 10: 1844452115
  • ISBN 13: 9781844452118
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 501,644

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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.

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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. Elaine McCreery is a Senior Lecturer specialising in religious education at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan /par1/University. Paul Bowen is a Senior Lecturer specialising in history at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan /par1/University. 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.

Table of contents

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