Skills and Concepts
History is not just facts! It has its own distinct set of skills and concepts that must be taught to give children a 'coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world'.
My approach to teaching history is based upon prioritising the skills over content. The content is covered of course, but teaching the skills and concepts as a focus means we can demonstrate clear progress within and between topics. Over the entire primary phase, we can develop these skills to really allow our children to understand the past and fully appreciate the beautiful intertwining story that is history.
Chronological understanding - Sequencing, Scaling, Duration, Interval, Concurrence
Source Analysis and Interpretation - Extracting, Interrogating, Evaluating
Historical Enquiry - Asking, Investigating, Questioning
History also has its own disciplinary concepts. More information on these are available for enhanced site members.
These are some of the websites I make use of in lessons. I would recommend exploring all of them and considering how to apply them with your class: