Foundation year historical skills resource
'What is this?' is designed to inspire young students to engage in historical inquiry, and to cultivate their historical literacy and skills. It includes a 15-minute video to introduce teachers to the inquiry-learning approach used in the resource.
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What is this? Six historical objects
At the core of this resource is a set of six short videos to use in the classroom. Each one invites students to explore a different historical object. Having watched a video, students can undertake the suggested learning activities to help develop their skills of:
- observation and sequencing
- contextualisation and research
- empathy and speculation
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