What would the primary curriculum look like with humanities at its heart? How can cross-curricular work help children to learn more effectively?
With practical ideas on how to join up the primary curriculum, this book uses history and geography to explore different contexts and strategies for making links between the full range of primary subjects, so that learning can be more integrated and relevant to learners. The authors demonstrate how these subjects can serve as the basis upon which values can be developed in the curriculum. There are powerful case studies, including examples of pupils' work and talk, and teachers' reflections. Additional materials to accompany the book can be found at:
Written by a group of practising teachers and university tutors, this book will be invaluable to primary teachers, student teachers and all those involved in curriculum design.
Chris Rowley is Senior Lecturer in and Geographical and Environmental Education at the University of Cumbria, UK.
Dr Hilary Cooper is Professor of History and Pedagogy at the University of Cumbria, UK.
Cross-curricular learning and the development of values - Chris Rowley & Hilary Cooper Who am I? How can we learn to value ourselves and others through thematic work supporting the development of children's knowledge and understanding of the world in the Foundation Stage - Jan Ashbridge and Jo Josephinou Where do I come from? History linked to mathematics, geography and language - Hugh Moore Valuing my place: How can collaborative work between geography and art help make the usual become unusual? - Chris Barlow & Andrea Brook Learning to value another place: Promoting cross-curricular learning with geography and ICT through a local school link - Rob Wheatley Challenging my preconceived ideas: An alternative to Florence Nightingale for a history focused cross-curricular theme with RE - Sue Temple with Lisa MacGregor Comparing my life today with someone's in the past: History, geography, literacy, mathematics, science, art, design and technology - Jen Ager Thinking through environmental values: Planning for a long term cross-curricular theme using local change and partnership - geography, art and science - Chris Rowley What it means for primary-aged children to be internationally minded: The contribution of geography and history - Martin Skelton and Graham Reeves Using dialogue to engage children with challenging ideas: Geography and global citizenship - Donna Hurford Conclusion - Chris Rowley and Hilary Cooper