The current York PGCE history students have been working with local history and have created some resources to use with their pupils in the next few weeks. You might enjoy browsing their afternoon’s work.
Huge thanks to Heather Sherman, York College, for generously sharing this work using York’s city archives. Heather has put together this booklet of sources about public health in York for GCSE students.
The booklet is a teacher pack (this document: GCSE Public Health York Archives Material_Teacher Pack ) that links the research to the OCR, AQA and Edexcel GCSE History specifications. There are suggested activities/ questions to use with students to develop their thinking and link national history to a local context.
Heather has also provided a blank copy of each of the sources (separate sources) for use to design your own activities/ resource pack for students. She suggests that colleagues use any of the glossaries/ questions/ activities that she has designed when creating their own resources, or create their own, or use a mix of both. The suggested activities/ questions are not intended to be an exhaustive list and can be adapted to suit different students.
As a very experienced A level teacher, Heather also has her eye to what students may need to be able to do if they decide to carry on their history studies.
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.