Teaching Primary Humanities

By Russell Grigg & Sioned Hughes
February 2013
Pearson Education
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781408251348
300 pages, Illustrated
$57.50 Paper Original

As primary subjects are increasingly being taught on an interdisciplinary level, Russell Grigg and Sioned Hughes have created an innovative new text, Teaching Primary Humanities. This new text explores current debate, encourages reflection and provides clear guidance on planning, teaching and assessing the humanities from the Early Years to Key Stage 2.

Through a blend of theory and real-life examples, Grigg and Hughes demonstrate the contribution that history, geography and religious education can make to enhancing children’s thinking, literacy, numeracy and ICT skills.

Whether you are a trainee or a practitioner, this book will develop your knowledge of how young children’s understanding of place, time and community can be fostered through a play-based curriculum. It will also benefit teachers of older children looking to encourage more independent learning in their schools.



Chapter 1 The meaning, origins and contribution of the humanities
Chapter 2 Planning and preparing to meet curriculum requirements
Chapter 3 Cross-curricular learning and teaching in the humanities
Chapter 4 Play-based provision in the Early Years
Chapter 5 Exploring the locality 
Chapter 6 Making the most of our inheritance
Chapter 7 Who do we think we are? Developing an inclusive humanities curriculum
Chapter 8 The wider world and children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
Chapter 9 Education for sustainable development and global citizenship
Chapter 10 Progression and assessment in the humanities
Chapter 11 Humanities and professional development

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