Weaving Local History in to the Primary Curriculum

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  • Online
  • History
  • Full
  • Primary
  • Subject Leadership, Curriculum Delivery
  • Free For Partner Schools
  • Free

Weaving local history in to the primary curriculum makes history content seem more relevant to pupils and promotes understanding of how history shaped the environment in which they live.

Intended audience: Teachers and subject leaders of Primary History

Intended Outcomes:

Colleagues will see how local history can be spread through many study units, not just restricted to one

Colleagues will be able to apply the same methodology to the history of their own locality for inclusion in curriculum planning

About The Course

This one and a half hour webinar will show how aspects of local history can be woven in to the primary curriculum. It will cover:

A definition of what constitutes local history whether that be the school grounds, the immediate locality or the particular region in which a school is situated

Examples of enquiry questions that weave local history in to the significant individuals and history studied within and beyond living memory at KS1

Examples of enquiry questions that weave local history in to KS2 study units covering British History as from the Stone Age to 1066 and development studies through time or turning points beyond 1066

Examples of activities that link to major subject concepts such as cause and consequence that are revisited at regular intervals across the key stages.

About the Programme Leader

Andrew Wrenn is a freelance consultant and writer in history education and a former Humanities Advisor for an English local authority. ... He has also written for the Historical Association, the BBC and the Times Educational Supplement

As a former Cambridgeshire LA Humanities Advisor he also contributed to NQT and G and T training. He is now a freelance educational consultant , a Trustee and Fellow of the Historical Association as well as an assessor of the HA Quality Mark for Schools History. Andrew leads training at national and international level and has published for Harper-Collins, the BBC, Cambridge University Press and Pearson. He also steered a government funded project on transition in History between KS2 and KS3 and co-authored a government sponsored report on Teaching Emotive and Controversial History 3-19.

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