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ERIC Number: EJ1049288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
Triumphs Show: Taking Students outside the Classroom "inside" the Classroom
Osowiecki, Maria; Francis, Robin
Teaching History, n156 p40-41 Sep 2014
Year 9 think they know a lot about the First World War. After all, they read Michael Morpurgo's novel Private Peaceful in their English lessons all the way back in Year 7, they have seen Blackadder so many times they can recite it, and in the centenary year of the war's outbreak, they can hardly avoid it on television. But their view of the war remains frighteningly narrow. They need a fresh perspective. What started out as a brief corridor conversation with one of the teaching assistants developed into the first-ever "First World War Day". Coinciding (almost) with Remembrance Sunday, the aim of the day was to enrich the Key Stage 3 evidential enquiry ("Can Blackadder tell anything useful about the First World War?") by creating a stimulating and multi-sensory experience led by experts in the field of living history. This experience is described briefly in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; United Kingdom
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