Teaching History Creatively
Edited by Hilary Cooper
Routledge – 2013 – 208 pages
Fresh and innovative, Teaching History Creatively will foster creativity in both learners and practitioners alike. By introducing teachers to a wealth of available approaches to historical enquiry, this book ensures creative, active and effective learning which includes plenty of challenges, clear goals and opportunity for progression. Underpinned by theory and research, it offers informed and practical support, illustrated throughout by examples of children’s work.
Key themes addressed include:
Written by experienced authors with extensive experience of history teaching in the primary school, Teaching History Creatively is an essential purchase for any professional who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.
Foreword Hilary Cooper Part 1 The Essential Integration of History and Creativity 1. Why Must Teaching and Learning in History be Creative? Hilary Cooper 2. Supporting Creative Learning in History Hilary Cooper Part 2 Creative Approaches to Aspects of Historical Enquiry 3. Investigating Activities Using Sources Penelope Harnett and Sarah Whitehouse 4. Using Archives Creatively Sue Temple 5. Using Artefacts and Written Sources Creatively Hugh Moore 6. Creative Approaches to Time and Chronology Hugh Moore 7. Creativity, and Historical Investigation: Pupils in role as historical agents and history detectives Jon Nichol 8. Using Creative Drama Approaches for the Teaching of History Cherry Dodwell 9. Creative Communication of Interpretations: History and multi-modality Jon Nichol Part 3 A Broader Perspective of Creativity and History 10. Creative Exploration of Local, National and Global Links Penelope Harnett and Sarah Whitehouse 11. Creative Approaches to Whole School Curriculum Planning Linsey Maginn 12. Awakening Creativity Hilary Cooper
Hilary Cooper is Emeritus Professor of History and Pedagogy at the University of Cumbria, UK.