NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Assessments and Surveys
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 384 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Rodker, Alex – Teaching History, 2019
Narrative has begun to take its place alongside the essay, for so long the stereotypical currency of the history teacher and student. In this work, based on his experiences as a PGCE student, Alex Rodker argues powerfully that it is time now to consider how to help students to produce not just narratives, but better narratives. He builds on the…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Feedback (Response), Student Improvement, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Driver, Steven – Teaching History, 2019
It is a charge commonly laid at history teachers that we, myopically, teach only the same-old same-old. Steven Driver has taken extreme steps to avoid this by focusing on a particular neglected event -- the American occupation of Nicaragua in the early twentieth century -- as part of his preparation of his students for A-level coursework. He…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Latin American History, Student Reaction, Historical Interpretation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Carey, Andrew; Rowson, Jez – Teaching History, 2019
The authors of this article take a well-known structural framework for students' thinking about the Reformation and give it a twist. Their Tudor religious rollercoaster is informed by local visits in their setting in Guernsey -- an area where the local picture was not quite the same as the national one. Their Year 8s were able to place their local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Local History, Religion
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Jenner, Tim – Teaching History, 2019
Inspired by the growing number of history teachers who have sought to introduce younger pupils to academic historical scholarship in the classroom, Tim Jenner wanted to bring about his own reading revolution at Key Stage 3. But rather than simply develop one-off lessons or enquiries based on scholarship his goal was more ambitious: to integrate…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Scholarship, Reading Attitudes, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Thomas, Eleanor – Teaching History, 2019
Faced with the introduction of the new A-levels in 2015 and with a move to a new school, Eleanor Thomas took the opportunity to embrace yet another challenge: giving her students a complete free choice about the focus of their non-examined assessment (NEA). This article presents the rationale for her decision, acknowledging the challenges that it…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Student Research, Secondary School Students, Student Empowerment
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bennett, Tom – Teaching History, 2019
Tom Bennett begins his article with a tale of a frustrating afternoon with Year 7. We've all been there. In his case, his frustration was caused by his finding a conceptual gap between how well his class wanted to do and the actual quality of their causal thinking. Bennett decided to use counterfactuals to improve their thinking. This article…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Visual Aids, Secondary School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bailey-Watson, Will – Teaching History, 2019
When planning a Key Stage 3 curriculum with his department, Will Bailey-Watson began to question some of the common sense orthodoxies regarding chronological sequencing and curriculum design. Drawing on pre-existing debates about curricular structuring in the history education community both in England and internationally, Bailey-Watson identified…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Genealogy, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Nascimento, Sophia Nzeribe – Teaching History, 2018
Sophia Nzeribe Nascimento, a mixed-race teacher, working in a diverse London school set out to explore her students' assumptions about who historians are. While her own ethnicity and gender may have convinced at least some of her students that history is not exclusively the preserve of old white men, she found that narrow and stereotypical…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Historians, Self Concept, Student Attitudes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Fearn, Heather – Teaching History, 2018
Heather Fearn was intrigued by the factors that might have led her higher-performing students to talk in historically mature ways about unseen sources without any prior knowledge of the topic in hand. She began to wonder if what she was hearing was not best accounted for by a content-free disciplinary aptitude, but rather that it might be the…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Learning Processes, History Instruction, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Worth, Paula – Teaching History, 2018
Reflecting on her efforts to improve her trainee's lesson conclusions, Paula Worth decided to brush up her own. A journey of self-evaluation led her to revisit the Cambridge Conclusions Project. Through its lens, she found her own lesson conclusions wanting. Worth examines the way in which the final episode of a history lesson needs to do a great…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, History Instruction, Scholarship, Thinking Skills
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bateman, Chloe – Teaching History, 2018
Chloe Bateman recognised the value to her Key Stage 3 pupils of developing rich subject knowledge, but wanted to find a way of encouraging them to value that knowledge for themselves. In this article she explains how she provided that inspiration by setting her Year 7 class the challenge of writing convincing and engaging historical fiction set in…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Learner Engagement, Writing Instruction, Fiction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Snelson, Helen; Lingard, Ruth – Teaching History, 2018
Recognising the duty placed on all teachers by the 2010 Equality Act to nurture the development of a society in which equality and human rights are deeply rooted, Helen Snelson and Ruth Lingard were prompted to ask whether their history curricula really reflected the diverse pasts of all people in society. After making a commitment to include more…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Disabilities, Curriculum Development, Cultural Differences
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Durbin, Ed – Teaching History, 2018
Identifying the challenges his students faced both with recall and analysis of the content they had learned for their GCSE course, Ed Durbin devised a solution which focused not on exam skills and revision lessons, but on using Key Stage 3 to build the 'hinterland' of contextual knowledge and causal analysis his students required to make sense of…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Thinking Skills, History Instruction, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Huijgen, Tim; Holthuis, Paul – Teaching History, 2018
In this article, which is based on Huijgen's PhD dissertation "Balancing between the past and the present", Tim Huijgen and Paul Holthuis present the results of an experimental method of teaching 14-16-year-old students to contextualise their historical studies in a different way. In the four lessons described, students' initial…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Barriers
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Richards, Hugh – Teaching History, 2018
Like many history departments, Hugh Richards' history department at Huntington School uses enquiry questions to structure their medium-term planning. Yet Richards noticed that his efforts to build knowledge across an enquiry by teaching macro-narratives as an unfolding story seemed to make it harder for some pupils to see and retain the bigger…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Departments, Inquiry
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  ...  |  26