Using artefacts and written sources creatively

Moore, Hugh (2016) Using artefacts and written sources creatively. In: Cooper, Hilary, (ed.) Teaching history creatively, 2nd edition. Learning to Teach in the Primary School series . Routledge, London, UK, pp. 71-86. Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

The limitations of the traditional uses of written sources in primary classrooms precede examples of innovative, creative ways in which sources can be decoded, which allow for personal interest and involve the historical enquiry skills. These include finding out when a Roman coin was made, decoding Vindolanda tablets and a Roman tile fragment that has wide implications and reading Tacitus’ account of Boudicca’s rebellion. This leads to making an authentic Roman shield, as described by Polybius, in order to perform a play by Plautus or read an account by Suetonius of how shields were used in a battle. The chapter concludes with a student’s critical analysis of her filmed lesson, using sources.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949065
Departments: Early Years and Primary Undergraduate Partnership QG
Additional Information: Chapter 6 within book. Hugh Moore, Senior Lecturer in primary history at the University of Cumbria, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 11:58
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2019 13:32
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4344

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