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April 2012: Textbook of the Month

History 5-11
A guide for teachers, 2nd Edition
By Hilary Cooper

To Be Published 30th April 2012 | 248 pages

Complimentary Exam Copy

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 978-0-415-69360-8: £22.99
Hardback: 978-0-415-69359-2: £95.00

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History 5-11 addresses the key issues surrounding the teaching of history in the primary curriculum. With an emphasis on the importance of learning about the past through the processes of historical enquiry, this textbook will be an invaluable resource to all trainee and practising primary teachers interested in teaching history in an accessible, dynamic and above all enjoyable way.

This fully updated second edition highlights:

  • Examples of good practice;
  • Meaningful assessment and record keeping;
  • Planning for progression and differentiation;
  • The primary to secondary transition;
  • Cross-curricular approaches to history.

This book also analyses the most recent and salient reports concerning primary education, including the 2011 Ofsted report History for All, the Historical Association Primary Survey 2011 and the findings of the Cambridge Review. It contains case studies, lesson planning guidance and methods to develop pupils’ historical understanding as well as offering creative and innovative ways to teach the subject of history in the primary classroom.