Richard Kerridge spoke to YorkClio teachers in March 2021. Here is his PPT giving a flavour of some of the many, many ideas he shared: Teaching History to Low Attainers
Thank you to Kristian Shanks, Head of History at Sherburn School, for creating and sharing this Meanwhile, nearby about David Oluwale. David Oluwale was born in Nigeria, moved to Britain and lived in Yorkshire. He died after police brutality in Leeds in 1969. Meanwhile Nearby – The Murder of David Oluwale
UoYork PGCE trainees Jen Craven, Kiri Keys, Rhianne Moore have been considering the transition from Y6 to Y7. Mindful that lesson time is precious, and that Y6s are often keen as mustard, they have put this booklet together that could be sent to new students to work on over the summer. They have done it in PPT form so that it can easily be adapted by colleagues: Y6 introduction to history
This resource has been put together to help with Year 6 into 7 transition. PGCE history trainees from the University of York, Katie Rawnsley and Mharni Shearer, have been thinking about the pastoral issues of transition and also what they would like new Y7s to know about history in secondary school. This is a particularly unusual year for Y6 into 7 transition and so they have made these resources so that they can be used on location or online.
Self-guided walking tour of Leeds – live or online
The first part of the resource is a Walking Tour of Leeds for KS2-3 Transition. This can be done as a family day out. The sites visited using the guide all link into topics studied in the secondary curriculum. If it’s not possible for a child to get into Leeds, then they can use the website walking tour to learn about local places linked to wider historical events. While it’s been designed for Y6 into 7 transition, it could be enjoyed by all ages of students as summer learning. And if you’re not lucky enough to live in Yorkshire, this work could form a template for similar work in other historic environments.
Thanks to Manor School in York for putting together this home learning resource for their Year 8 pupils this week and for sharing it with us #OBHD: The Bristol Bus Boycott, 1963
(featured image: by Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25700828)
Gillian wrote these quite a few years ago now and they were for a previous iteration of the Royal Armouries and an earlier version of the National Curriculum. However, as all good resources, there are rich pickings for teachers.
In part 1 there is material on the Battle fo Leeds in 1643, on Fort Nelson, the Tower of London and Littlecote near Hungerford. In part 2 you will find portraits of Charles I and accompanying notes, comparisons with Tudor monarchs, material on Civil War leaders, information on the Great Chain of Being, inventory source material, decision making cards relating to reasons for joining the war according to status and lots of detail and source material (including partish registers) for the course and impact of the war(s), particularly in Yorkshire.
Definitely worth a good rootle through for resources, teacher knowledge, inspiration!
New for helping students to learn about the history of York: A History of York in Maps. In this G-drive folder you will find a history of York in several parts using the maps of the British Historic Towns Atlas Vol 5 on York. This brilliant interpretation with maps and a gazetteer was finally completed in 2015 and is part of the European historic towns atlas project that began shortly after the Second World War.
This History of York in maps is for students and teachers and it uses the maps to explain the development or York over time, from the arrival of the Romans in 71CE to modern times. Several themes are developed: political power, military power, religion, education, trade and industry.
The History is divided into parts:
- Part 1: 71-1066
- Part 2: 1065-1200
- Part 3: 1200-1500
- Part 4: 1500-1688
- … More soon!!
(The format is .mov, and can be converted to mp4 using free online software if needed.)
Hugh Richards has shared this PPT used by the Huntington School History department. Nice local history connection to the wider topic for York teachers re World War One.
This is a history of York in 14 life stories that is designed for students working away from school. The lives of 14 people across the ages are used to help students learn about York and the wider world. The whole activity is very large. It can be done in sections. Each life story is written, but there is also a sound narration for students who find reading harder. Every story makes sense on its own, but there are also ‘think’ questions. For students who have more time and want to go further there are research ideas connected to each story. There are also a wider range of activity ideas of different types. Finally, there are three options: small, large and larger to summarise the whole project.
The PPT is large and so it is shared via OneDrive here: Link to the online resource PPT
(Tip: If the PPT is too large to handle, or you need to convert it to .pptx, then simply take out the sound files from each of the stories and put them in a separate zip file to share with students.)