History and Literacy in Y7 Building the Lesson Around the Text by Christine Counsell


History and Literacy in Y7 Building the Lesson Around the Text by Christine Counsell

The History in Practice series offers teacher's books which support dynamic learning and effective teaching in history. This volume covers the teaching of History and Literacy in Y7. It helps teachers to build their Y7 lessons around extended historical texts. It models both the process of examining the text and creating learning activities based on it. Christine Counsell is much in demand as a trainer in the areas of history and literacy and this book distills the best of her conclusions so you can apply her findings in your own context. This is a must for all schools and advisors involved in implementing the government initiatives in the teaching of literacy across the curriculum. It will also be extremely valuable for History PGCE Students. Five extended examples are provided from the Y7 canon of content: - The Roman Empire - The murder of Becket - Medieval village life - Medieval women - The Children's Crusade. Each unit focuses on extended text which is analysed for its potential for both historical and literacy learning. Then the book carefully lays out a range of trialled, precise and challenging learning activities based on these literary texts The carefully structured activities are usable as they stand as classroom activities. At the same time, the introductory material in each Chapter and the reflection on good practice throughout the sample lessons build teachers' understanding of good history teaching and raise their expectations of both their pupils' and their own performance.

About the Author

Christine Counsell has been a leading curriculum developer in history for the past decade. She is editor of the influential professional journal for history teachers, Teaching History. She is leader of the PGCE History course at the Faculty of Education at Cambridge University. In 2006 the University of Cambridge awarded her its Pilkington Prize for outstanding teaching.

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Spiral bound
128 pages


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Publication date

29th October 2004



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