Talk About History is a cross-curricular resource designed to improve children’s speaking and listening skills through the medium of history. Speaking and listening is a key foundation for literacy and an essential component of effective learning.
Our Talk About History pack comprises:
- A Teacher’s Book containing medium-term plans and individual lesson plans, with accompanying activity sheets for the pupils and background notes for the teacher.
- A CD containing an editable version of the Teacher’s Book in Microsoft® Word, allowing you to customise it to suit your needs. It also provides you with the ability to project the activity sheets onto a whiteboard for whole-class teaching. (A site licence is included in the price.)
Talk About History encourages children to use a variety of group discussion and interaction techniques and drama strategies, as well as presentations. The focus is on developing listening and speaking skills while encouraging pupils to analyse these skills in their own and others’ work.
In addition, the Talk About History CD for Key Stage 2 (Years 5 & 6) features primary source material in the form of video and audio clips from people recounting their experiences and memories of life in the early part of the twentieth century.