History Pictures (Includes CD-ROM)
Using Visual Sources to Build Better History Lessons
History in Practice Series

By Jane Card
September 2008
Hodder Education
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780340965245
113 pages, Illustrated
$125.00 Paper Original
Ages 16-18

The History in Practice series provides professional development for history teachers.

This volume provides practical guidance on how to use visual sources to build better lessons in KS3 and GCSE History.

It draws on popular content and iconic visuals, such as the Bayeux Tapestry, to challenge current practice and tackle key issues facing the teacher using historical pictures:
- the importance of background knowledge in understanding and using pictures in the history classroom
- techniques to encourage pupils to observe closely - to look beyond the obvious
- how to design effective questions that take pupils on a voyage of exploration
- how to help pupils understand political cartoons
- how to use pictures to explore interpretations of history

Key features:
- Ready-to-use well-trialled classroom activities complete with photocopiable resource sheets
- Clear explanation of flexible techniques that can be applied across the history curriculum
- Provocative analysis of the agenda facing history teaching in Key Stage 3 and GCSE
- Exploration of the relationship between visual literacy and historical knowledge and understanding

Table of Contents:
Introduction: Why this book?
Chapter 1: Every picture tells a story: the importance of background knowledge
Activity 1.1: Lord Cobham and His Family
Activity 1.2: Seeing is disbelieving: how does the Bayeux Tapestry show Harold Godwinson?
Chapter 2: ‘Take a good look…’: the importance of looking closely
Activity 2.1: Supporting pupils’ observation: making meaning out of twentieth-century propaganda (The Class of 1940 and Hitler and Hindenburg)
Activity 2.2: Practising close observation using Hogarth’s engravings (Gin Lane and Beer Street)
Activity 2.3: Searching the crowd: William Powell Frith’s ‘Derby Day’
Chapter 3: The quizzing glass – the importance of precise questions
Activity 3.2: The Saltonstall Portrait
Activity 3.3: Picturing the Black Death
Chapter 4: ‘I can’t see the joke’ - Dealing with political cartoons.
Activity 4.1: Unnatural women: understanding anti-Suffragette propaganda
Activity 4.2: Prison, house or church? Getting to grips with Suffragette propaganda
Activity 4.3: British attitudes, Punch and the Russian Revolution
Activity 4.4: The Cold War gets colder: Kruschchev and the Six Bears
Chapter 5: Double vision - Using pictures to explore interpretations of history
Activity 5.1: Seeing double (1): the Victorians and Lady Jane Grey
Activity 5.2: Seeing double (2): the Victorians and Cromwell

About the Author(s):
Jane Card was formerly Head of History at Didcot Girls' School, an 11-18 comprehensive school in Oxfordshire

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