‘What is History?’ for Year 6

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

York in 14 life stories – online teaching resource

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.)