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A Practical Guide to Teaching History in the Secondary by Martin Hunt

By Martin Hunt

This functional workbook comprises the entire recommendation, assistance and assets new and scholar background lecturers have to give some thought to and enhance their instructing perform, supporting them to devise classes around the topic in quite a few educating situations.

Helpful positive aspects include:

  • case studies
  • examples of students’ work
  • examples of present sturdy practice
  • a variety of tried-and-tested instructing techniques
  • photocopiable assets and coaching materials
  • activities in every one bankruptcy to assist pupil background academics learn their studying and performance
  • web hyperlinks for extra interpreting on evidence-based practice.

Designed for use independently or as an built-in extension of the preferred textbook, Learning to educate historical past within the Secondary School which gives targeted examples of concept in perform, this publication is filled with examples of ways to investigate perform to make sure maximized studying within the classroom.

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Different activities may suit different individuals, classes and situations: 1 2 3 4 5 Select a picture, map or diagram, which is not too cluttered but which has enough information to be the basis for several questions. 2, applying what is exemplified in the First World War trench cross-section to your own material. Give the students 1 minute to make a list or a mind map of the trench problems in the back of their book or on paper. Start the discussion by asking some closed factual questions about trenches and then allow them to share their ideas.

The following activities are designed to help you develop a range of teaching methods. READING/EXPOSITION/RESEARCH In order to discuss the more interesting questions raised by the study of history, students have to acquire some basic knowledge first. For the most part, this means reading a text, watching a film or listening to a teacher exposition. The success of this activity will make or break your lesson. Reading Reading activities can be crucial to the success of your lesson. Early on, it is easier to rely on a textbook narrative.

PLANNING The final task, seeking to reinforce the desired outcomes, concentrates on literacy and pupils’ listening skills and assessment for learning because they arise naturally from the planned series of lessons. 3 Where will I find my resources? Selective use of textbooks can be an easy way of structuring and resourcing a unit of work. 5). However, if the guidelines suggested thus far are used, then it is rare to find a textbook that can wholly address your objectives without compromising coherence.

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