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HISTORY TEACHING, CLASSROOM PRACTICE / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


This selection focuses on teaching National Curriculum Key Stage 2 and Scottish Standard Curriculum 5 -14 but some links will also be useful at secondary level. Resources are suggested for teaching history and for cross-curricular teaching.

The latest books about NQT / QTS / Continuing Professional Development and classroom practice, history lesson plans, audio and interactive resources for teaching and many updated new editions of teachers favourites are included.

The original and creative ideas for exciting displays and activities about 'Ancient Egypt' include child-led activities and can be great art or design & technology activities.

These books do not confine themselves to the subject of History teaching - they help teachers in many areas - from running a happy classroom to working effectively with other members of staff and school governors. They address intiatives such as 'Every Child Matters' and 'Excellence and Enjoyment' and help teachers to incorporate citizenship, out-of-school learning, sustainability, diversity and inclusive practice into their planning.

CLASSROOM DISPLAYS: HISTORY

PICTURE THE PAST (Belair - A World of Display) by Joan Chambers and Molly Hood. Illustrated by Heather Hacking

Ancient Egypt features amongst the exciting art ideas in 'Picture The Past'. Making history more visual helps children to get to grips with the subject, and this book will enable you to engage pupils from 5 - 11yrs, and motivate them to produce images of history with creativity and enthusiasm.

HANDS ON HISTORY (Belair - A World of Display) 2008 by Rebecca Carnihan

A cross curricular for book primary age teachers, with a clear, generally thematic approach topics include homes, toys, the seaside, great fire of London, ancient Greece, ancient Egypt, ancient Britain, the Victorians, the Tudors, World War II, ancient Benin, the Aztecs and other history projects.

CLASSROOM BEHAVIOUR

CLASSROOM CONFIDENTIAL: HINTS AND TIPS FROM AN INSIDER (Continuum Practical Teaching Guides)

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Practical 'secrets for success' from a specialist Behaviour Support Teacher who lives in the real world. Realistic advice enables you to teach your History lessons effectively. This book goes beyond the structure and content of your lessons - it helps you to set boundaries, deal with bullies — and to collaborate effectively with members of staff.

CREATIVE HISTORY (Belair - A World of Display) by Valerie Evans

Creative History (for ages 7-11) provides colourful, inspiring ways to explore ancient cultures, through imaginative art and design, use resources readily available in the classroom.

As well as making an Egyptian tomb, craft activities focus on Ancient Egyptian beliefs, clothing, jewellery and make up, buildings and transport, childhood, toys and games and food.

Further inspiring the activities feature Aztecs, Greeks, Romans, Vikings, Native Americans, Aborigines and Indians.

EGYPT: FLIP CHARTS / WALL CHARTS:

ANCIENT EGYPT - EDUCATIONAL POSTER (40x60cm)

Excellent quality poster printed on durable on 300gram board which wipes clean with only one wipe. Can be rolled and will immediately return to their original state once unrolled. Can be used on a desk or displayed on the classroom wall (60cm by 40cm).

ANCIENT EGYPT FLIP CHART - Brockhampton Press

ANCIENT AFRICAN CIVILIZATIONS - ART POSTER PRINT, 18x25

'LET'S LOOK' POSTERS ABOUT EGYPT

Tutenkhamen Posters at Amazon


CLASSROOM BEHAVIOUR ATTENTION SEEKING: A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR TEACHERS (2nd ed, 2008)

Down to earth, encouraging, challenging . . .
Updates include new case study materials, new inforamtion about ADHD, chaos, autism, language problems and attachment - plus useful ideas for managing parent meetings.

EGYPT PROJECTS: FOR HISTORY AND ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

STOP THE COPYING WITH WILD AND WACKY RESEARCH PROJECTS, 30 April 2008 by Nancy Polette

Quickie projects for kids based on wacky but true facts on many themes including - in part ten: Ancient Curses - a project about 'The Mummy's Curse' encountered by Howard Carter in 189.

'Stop the Copying' aims to help children think about the information they are researching - assessing it critically and independently. Students are inspired to present the results of their research in new ways, as a way of promoting creativity and preventing plagiarism. Cinquains, acrostic poems, quizzes, and graphic organizers help children create poems, games, quizzes and other less traditional formats.

Based on the USA expert Nancy Polette's most popular workshops - Research Without Copying - this book is great for school librarians and teachers aiming to improve standards in writing, reading comprehension and information literacy in grades 4-8. Includes a useful list of literature resources for each topic.

NQT / QTS / CPD - CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

TEACHING HISTORY IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS - ACHIEVING QTS (2008) by Pat Hoodless (Paperback, Learning Matters)

Trainees and newly-qualified primary teachers teaching history in primary schools will find this book a blessing. Everything is in one place - key concepts, skills and knowledge for the history curriculum at Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2. Thre's help with planning, teaching and learning strategies, assessment, reflection and evaluation, plus practical ideas for classroom activities and cross-curricular themes.

Each chapter is underpinned by national and international research; also included are links to important themes such as citizenship, out-of-school learning, sustainability, diversity and inclusive practice. Throughout, content is related to new initiatives such as Every Child Matters and Excellence and Enjoyment.

TEACHING HISTORY IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS (ACHIEVING QTS) by Pat Hoodless (Paperback, 2008)

SUCCESSFUL TEACHING PLACEMENT: PRIMARY AND EARLY YEARS (Achieving QTS Practical Handbooks) by Jane Medwell

This 2007 edition was fully revised and updated to include the new Standards for QTS and reflects recent documents and initiatives.

THE NLP FOR TEACHERS RESOURCE BOOK: A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO USING NLP TECHNIQUES IN THE CLASSROOM by Roger Terry and Richard Churches

Do you need to develop emotional resilience? Or practical ways to help children develop appropriate emotional and social skills? Here effective and practical suggestions to help improve teachers classroom practice, with plenty of classroom-ready ideas.

Worksheets include 'stagecraft for teachers', 'leadership', 'classroom activities', 'personal development' and 'developing emotional and social literacy with children'.

The NLP for Teachers Resource Book partners the NLP FOR TEACHERS: HOW TO BE A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEACHER
also by Richard Churches and Roger Terry

NLP for Teachers clearly explains a variety of techniques, with helpful diagrams. The authors also show how to apply practical, accessible NLP techniques in a classroom setting, using a variety of idea sets, toolboxes, research zones, tips and cartoons. This book shopws how NLP can help teachers and school leaders refine and develop excellent practice .

HISTORY LESSON PLANS

100 HISTORY LESSONS FOR AGES 7-11 - photocopiable 100 HISTORY LESSONS FOR AGES 7-11 (100 History Lessons) by Pat Hoodless (Paperback, Scholastic, 2006)

Photocopiable medium term plans, lesson plans and resources.

ICT IN HISTORY TEACHING / MULTIMEDIA

READY RESOURCES: HISTORY - BOOK 3 Ages 7-9 Book and CD-ROM READY RESOURCES: HISTORY - BOOK 3 Ages 7-9 Book and CD-ROM by Pat Hoodless and Jane Bottomley (Scholastic)

Just like 'it says on the tin', 'Ready Resources' contains a well researched collection of resources tailored to the History QCA Scheme of Work in an easy to use photocopiable book and accompanying CD-ROM.

The sounds and images from the CD-ROM can be pre-selected and run as a 'slide-show' for classroom use, providing:

  • colour and b/w photographs, illustrations and maps
  • archive and specifically produced film
  • audio clips
The photocopiable resources in the bool are also included on the CD-ROM:
  • practical teachers' notes (background information, discussion and activity ideas etc.)
  • stories and non-fiction
  • word and sentence cards
  • timelines
  • writing frames

INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD

'WHITEBOARD PLUS' CD-ROM
History: Ancient Egyptians (Whiteboard Plus) by Helen Whittaker (CD-ROM 2006) Single Module: Ancient Egyptians

HISTORY: ANCIENT EGYPTIANS - SINGLE MODULE (WHITEBOARD PLUS) FOLENS CD-ROM (2006)

Use the stimulating activities:

  • with a digital whiteboard
  • on computers with students
  • as lesson starters
  • to revise learning objectives,
  • to consolidate knowledge during plenary sessions
  • with "Folens Accessing History" (or any other history scheme)

The CD-ROM includes abundant activities, colour photos, artworks and animation to provide supporting learning objectives for history.

Also available as: HISTORY: ANCIENT EGYPTIANS, CHILDREN AND WW2, VIKINGS, HENRY VIII Folens   CD-ROM Disc 4 (Whiteboard Plus) Ancient Egyptians, Children and WW2, Vikings, Henry VIII

VIRTUAL HISTORY FOR KEY STAGE 2 - Egyptians & Ancient Greeks CD-Rom (2006)

by Christine Cooper and Alison Ewin

Also available:
THE COMPLETE SERIES - VIRTUAL HISTORY FOR KEY STAGE 2, CD-ROM, 2006 -Egyptians and Ancient Greeks, Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, Tudors, Victorians and Twentieth-century Britain

Virtual History CD-ROMs are ideal for whiteboard teaching.

Fun and engaging simulations and activities - such as competing at the Ancient Olympics - exploring Explore a 3D graphical representation of Tutankhamun's tomb - discovering the influences of Ancient Greek culture on modern society - encourage children to think like historians, developing investigative and analytical skills. Extensive image banks are useful. Virtual History CD-ROMs enable specialists and non-specialists alike to deliver the history lesson confidently, incorporating many cross curricular themes as required.

Virtual History supports the national curriculum requirements for each topic area and is matched to the QCA Scheme of Work for History at Key Stage 2, for a world history study and a European history study and, specifically, Units 10, 14 and 15.
(MS-Windows 98 , Mac-OS 9 with x-shockwave-flash) Age 7 - 11

VIRTUAL HISTORY - KEY STAGE 2 at Amazon

CD-ROMS AND ONLINE RESOURCES

BELAIR ON-LINE: HISTORY (ON-LINE SERIES) by John Lancaster

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