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Bringing History Alive through Local People and Places : a guide for primary school teachers.

Author: Lynne Dixon; Alison Hales
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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A much-needed and delightful book. It shows how history can be taught with the meaningful experiences of each child at its centre, making connections between the child, the locality and community, the national and global past and concepts of time. Throughout the authors empower teachers to adopt their philosophy, by showing them how to plan, select resources and strategies and reflect on ideas and case studies.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dixon, Lynne.
Bringing History Alive through Local People and Places : A guide for primary school teachers.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Dixon; Alison Hales
ISBN: 9781136280597 1136280596
OCLC Number: 869092126
Notes: Local studies centres and libraries.
Description: 1 online resource (420 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures, tables and teachers' toolkits; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Lynne's story; Alison's story; Coming together; Moving on throughout the book ... ; 1. The 'what?' and the 'why?' of the local in history: what's it all about?; Introduction; Why history matters; The role of history: social or political?; Whose history?; Why the local in primary history?; How?; Local history and 'the local' in history: a discernible difference; Other local history definitions; Children and the local; The child as the local. The local and heritageThe local and identities; Concepts and skills in the local in history; Summary; Further reading; Useful websites and resources; And now to the 'how' ... ; 2. Resources and how to use them --
place and maps: putting in place; Introduction; Place; Importance of place to us as individuals; Importance of place in geography; Importance of place in learning; Place, geography and history; Place and maps; Teaching and learning with maps; Using an historic map: what was this place like?; Using a modern day map: what has our area been like in the past? Comparing maps: how has this place changed? How was it similar to and different from the place today?Building plans; Using place names; Maps as a form of recording and communicating; Next steps; Appendix 2.1 Types of map: an introduction for non-specialists; 1. Everyday maps; 2. Ordnance Survey (OS) maps (old and new); 3. Other old maps; Sources of maps; Useful websites and sources; Maps; Place names; 3. Resources and how to use them --
the physical environment: walking the area; Introduction; Learning about and from the local landscape; Out of doors learning and fieldwork. Planning and organising local fieldwork: a summary of guidanceDesigning fieldwork experiences; Starting points for teaching and learning in the environment; 1. Fieldwork techniques; 2. Fieldwork: starting points, focuses and techniques; 3. Using a history trail; 4. Other teaching and learning walks; Archaeology; Time capsules; Next steps; Useful websites and resources; Ideas for built environment; Ideas for archaeology; 4. Resources and how to use them --
family and community: talking to someone; Introduction; A clarification; Family; Community; Teaching and learning; 1. Personal history. 2. Personal and family history3. Developing concepts through personal and family history: understanding of time, change and historical situations; 4. Community history; 5. Oral history; Developing the skills of children as oral historians; Some practicalities; Recordings and transcripts; The oral tradition; Next steps; Useful websites and resources; Oral history; Family history; 5. Resources and how to use them --
local history resource centres: having a rummage; Introduction; Why investigate local history resource centres?; How?; Local studies and archive centres; Archives.

Abstract:

A much-needed and delightful book. It shows how history can be taught with the meaningful experiences of each child at its centre, making connections between the child, the locality and community, the national and global past and concepts of time. Throughout the authors empower teachers to adopt their philosophy, by showing them how to plan, select resources and strategies and reflect on ideas and case studies. Hilary Cooper, Emeritus professor of history and pedagogy, The University of Cumbria, UK. Bringing History Alive through Local People and Places.

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