Thinking Through History promotes effective learning of history through the use of Thinking Skills. It’s aim is to challenge pupils by calling on their critical thinking skills, as they enjoy a different approach to history and learn from it

Thinking Through History‘s will enable teachers throughout your school to create history lessons that will excite and inspire students, helping to improve their performance and enjoyment of history as a subject.

When a pupil enjoys lessons and learning, so does their teacher – and vice versa. One of the downsides of the educational revolution since the inception of the National Curriculum is that enjoyment in education has become a scarcer commodity. Teaching and learning should be fun! But fun should be surrounded by rigour which is true to both the nature of the subject and to the profession of teaching young people to learn.

Thinking Through History provides a range of strategies that offer ample opportunity to do things differently through a combination of fun, challenge, motivation and rigour. It is organised around 8 strategies, each of which have 2 or 3 exemplars.

“…examplars combine energy and fun with rigour and challange. Teachers wishing to promote visual literacy, emotional intelligence or the power of story will find Thinking Through History a rich seam to mine.”

Michael RIley, PGCE secondary tutor, Bath Spa University College

ISBN:1 899857 44 3

Published 2002

Editor: David Leat

Authors: Peter Fisher and Ian Wilkinson