This comprehensive handbook combines up-to-date research - including Ofsted reports and pupil surveys - with road-tested classroom techniques to suggest how you can make your classroom a dynamic and productive learning environment. Advice is given on all aspects of history teaching, from how to plan for successful outcomes and maximise meaningful assessment, through to exciting ways to examine evidence and develop pupil interest outside of the classroom. The chapter on making effective use of ICT to teach history tackles one of the biggest challenges for teachers today: how to ensure new technologies are utilised to improve learning, without allowing the technology to detract from the history being taught. This book is perfect for trainee teachers and NQTs, but will also help experienced history teachers to make lessons inspiring and accessible to pupils with a range of specific educational needs, including pupils for whom English is not their first language, and those who are regarded as being gifted and talented.
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm
'Theoretically sound but essentially practical, The History Teacher's Handbook meets a need of PGCE trainees and experienced teachers alike. It is succinctly written, accessible, full of suggestions for lessons and notably inclusive of existing and emerging electronic aids to History teaching.' Glynn Wales, Former Headteacher, Principal A Level Examiner and Durham University History PGCE Tutor, UK
'Neil Smith's book is written with the authority and enthusiasm of a practising teacher, providing both clear principles, and effective practical suggestions for planning, teaching and assessing history. It will provide a very useful foundation for anyone training to be a Secondary History teacher.' Chris Chambers, Principal Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
'At last! What will become an essential tool of reference for all history teachers is now available. This handbook provides an excellent coverage of all aspects of history teaching, from planning to assessment, and an awareness of the more discreet components that make up the current challenges to successful history teaching.' Peter Smith, Head of History, Farlingaye High School, Suffolk, UK