Many agree with the need to diversify the curriculum but how should it be done? Elena Stevens introduces you to her ground-breaking new approach.
Sarah Jackson Buckley explains how to embed substantive concepts across your curriculum. Sarah also provides loads of examples for you to use.
From Diversification to Decolonisation: A realistic guide to decolonising your Key Stage 3 History curriculum
In this illuminating piece, Molly Navey and Ellie Obsorne from Priory School in Lewes explain why and how they have worked hard to decolonise their KS3 curriculum. They provide an excellent rationale and free downloadable resources too.
Neil Bates, persuades us that local history features in our Key Stage 3 curriculum. Not only does Neil provide a strong argument, he also gives some thoughtful and practical tips on how you could go about planning your own local history enquiry.
Why should you bother listening to your students? Neil Bates and Robbie Bowry describe how their students helped to guide and shape some of the department’s lessons and historical enquiries.
How the structure that many history teachers use to support their students written responses, could actually be hindering them. John Hough outlines the issues and offers some clever, practical solutions.
Colleagues Tom Cox and Jake Watts discuss how they tried to use the written work of historians to help deepen their students’ contextual knowledge. The results of their study are most revealing.
Including archaeology in your curriculum may first appear daunting. However, Neil Bates explains that it is easier than you think. It engages pupils and helps them understand what the historical process actually is.
Lou Cash provides a compelling argument as to why it’s important to make the most of the historic environment. Lou offers loads of practical ideas to use on any visit, but focuses on one of the country’s most historic buildings.
Simon Beale explains how he formed his rationale for his history departmental vision. This provides you with stimulus to think about your own.