TITLE

Mixing a G&T cocktail: teaching about heritage through a cross curricular enquiry

AUTHOR(S)
Watkin, Neal; Ahrenfelt, Johannes
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Teaching History;Mar2005, Issue 118, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article suggests that enquiry itself has cross-curricular elements within its historical framework, as it draws on geography, sociology and citizenship. This should not distract one from its focus, which is on the significance of heritage in planning for the future. This is an extremely difficult historical concept. The great strength of enquiry is the way in which it integrates the twin demands of history and of teaching the most able. Gifted and Talented education needs to become an important part of the curriculum in each school. It should not be "bolted on," but integrated into the curriculum, so that pupils are challenged and stretched without losing the context of their study. This enquiry allows a level of crosscurricular discussion and independent study appropriate to most able students while retaining a strong historical focus.
ACCESSION #
16543046

 

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