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ERIC Number: EJ1126830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
"It's Like 'Lord of the Rings,' Sir. but Real!": Teaching, Learning and Sharing Medieval History for All
Eldridge, Chris
Teaching History, n165 p16-23 Dec 2016
Medieval history is on the rise. Among the many recent reforms in the history curriculum is a requirement for medieval themes at GCSE and across the country the new linear A-level offers fresh opportunities for teachers to look beyond the traditional diet of Tudors and modern history. The huge divide between us and the medieval mind can make the study of the era daunting for teachers and pupils alike, but in this article Chris Eldridge argues that it also provides immense opportunities for meaningful historical thinking in a surprisingly accessible context. Sadly, at present, all too often only a minority of the highest-attaining students have the opportunity to study medieval history in any depth--there is really no need for this to be the case. He also explains how the unique historical environment of his school has served as inspiration for the Polydorian Project, an initiative seeking to champion the cause of medieval history in schools and beyond. A list of notes and references is provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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