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ERIC Number: EJ1069494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
Why Don't the Chinese Play Cricket? Rethinking Progression in Historical Interpretations through the British Empire
Mastin, Steven; Wallace, Pieter
Teaching History, n122 p6-14 2006
Let's stop saying sorry for the Empire! Thus Mastin and Wallace introduce one of their lessons on interpretations of the British Empire. They develop Gary Howells's ideas from the previous edition of "Teaching History" to demonstrate exactly what we might get our students to do with interpretations of the past. They produce an enquiry which effectively builds up their students' knowledge of the multiple periods which they need to have in mind at once when writing on historical interpretations. They then get Year 9 to engage with Niall Ferguson by placing him in his social and historiographical context. This article is worth attention for the lessons it presents alone, but it also provides a rigorous theoretical progression-based model of true interpretations teaching, moving on the debate ignited some years ago by Tony McAleavy. [A combined list of references and notes is provided.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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