Focuses on religious education, history, geography and cross-curricular planning in the primary school. It includes discussion of the purpose of education, and how the humanities fit with this purpose, with particular reference to the 1998 Education Act and 1994 National Curriculum Review. The book deals with the themes of time, place, values, communication, responsibilities and decision-making. These link the chapters, and are fully complemented with case studies. For each concept there are suggestions for practical classroom activities. The reader will find the book invaluable in integrating the subjects across the National Curriculum.
1. The continuing value of a humanitarian curriculum 2. The literacy hour and beyond 3. Looking afresh at history 4. Looking afresh at geography 5. Using artefacts to support children's learning in religious education 6. Field work, visits and work outside the classroom 7. Spiritual, moral and cultural development 8. Citizenship: a new word for humanities? 9. ICT and the humanities 10. Sustainability and the humanities 11. Towards uncertain futures?