History in the Early Years [NOOK Book]

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History in the Early Years is an innovative and accessible guide to helping young children explore the past through their environment, family history and story. This fully revised edition includes guidance on introducing children to the past at the Foundation Stage in school and pre-school settings. Throughout it shows how the requirements of the early years curriculum can be met in innovative ways, and is fully illustrated by case study examples of children's learning and also ...
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History in the Early Years

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Overview

History in the Early Years is an innovative and accessible guide to helping young children explore the past through their environment, family history and story. This fully revised edition includes guidance on introducing children to the past at the Foundation Stage in school and pre-school settings. Throughout it shows how the requirements of the early years curriculum can be met in innovative ways, and is fully illustrated by case study examples of children's learning and also supported by recent research.
The book will support both new and experienced early years practitioners in developing young children's sense of identity through history. It encourages practitioners to ensure that history is a significant dimension of early years education and will be essential reading for all teachers in the early and primary years.
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'History in the Early Years is a timely response to a real need to support curriculum co-ordinators in primary schools. Hilary Cooper has succeeded in the difficult task of writing a text which provides the necessary theoretical underpinning of good practice and sufficient practical help to translate principles into memorable experiences and valuable outcomes...this book rings with a biblical authority on the subject and adds to the stature of this already highly regarded series.' - Times Educational Supplement

'This second book by Hilary Cooper is a pleasure to read ... at present it is the most thorough study of History at Key Stage 1. ... highly recommended.' - Teaching History

'History in the Early Years... is the most recent text with a thorough overview of research and practical suggestions for teaching all aspects of history to young children.' - Teaching History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136466977
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Prologue 6
Pt. I An introduction to history: the Foundation Stage 7
1 Understanding change over time 9
2 Interpretations of the past 22
3 Deductions and inferences from sources 33
Pt. II History during the first three years of school 39
4 Teaching children to understand concepts of time and change 41
5 Interpretations 64
6 Deductions from sources 95
Pt. III Organisation, planning and assessment 127
7 Long-term planning 129
8 Planning a unit of study 145
Pt. IV Three case studies 175
9 Case study 1: 'Toys and Games, Now and Then' 177
10 Case study 2: year 1 - 'Castles' 182
11 Case study 3: year 2 - 'A class museum' 191
Pt. V In-service workshops 201
12 In-service workshops: some examples 203
Resources referred to in the text 218
Bibliography 221
Index 232
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