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ERIC Number: EJ1074698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
Teaching the Very Recent Past: "Miriam's Vision" and the London Bombings
Kitson, Alison; Thompson, Sarah
Teaching History, n160 p26-33 Sep 2015
"Miriam's Vision" is an educational project developed by the Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust, an organisation set up in memory of Miriam Hyman, one of the 52 victims of the London bombings of 2005. The project has developed a number of subject-based modules, including history, which are provided free to schools through the website http://miriamsvision. org. Here, Alison Kitson and Sarah Thompson report and reflect on the challenges and opportunities they faced in developing a historical enquiry for the project. In particular, they address the potential evidential pitfalls they faced in teaching a topic well within living memory and describe practical strategies for helping students to manage this challenge. Through their evaluation of their practice, Kitson and Thompson add to the collective efforts of history teachers to theorise the value of teaching the very recent past.
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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 (London)
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