SU 7 (why the concept "methods of the historian" should be…
why the concept "methods of the historian" should be taught.
generate questions and identify problems
must identify their own problems
problems that arise spontaneously are real to the children.
to solve problems they have to gather info
can examine traces of the past
observe the data
foster childrens observing skills
children need to observe carefully
analyze the information
gather and observe info and make inference from it
learn to make sense of info by creating charts and graphs
children reach conclusions based on available data.
assess historical thinking and understanding through observation or interviewing
conclusions may be incomplete because;
traces of the past may be incomplete
their is non one to interpret what they have discovered
their inferences are less that accurate
why the concept "continuity of human life" should be taught
historical studies should be centered in people, the history of people, the history of families and people
sharing history with children is important
children investigate and analyse their family
parents share stories, artifacts, photos
cultures depend on at least three living generations.
elders, grandparents become part of a school and non school setting
allows children to interact with adults and elders. establishing the relationship of caring and continuity of life
holiday celebrating and traditions
celebrating helps children see the rich cultural heritage
routines of a regular school day are preserved
ensure sensitivity to the culture of the children
children fully involved in planning and celebration
activities are simple and low key
few key concepts are selected for development
food, clothing, shelter, holidays and transportation are seen as cultural universals
includes connections to history, change and technology.
why the concept "the past" should be taught.
stories and skills from the old days
make a family tree or timeline
their lives lead to the study of the immediate past.
realisation that history is the story of people.
we are making the future right now
real objects help them understand the past
objects stimulate language
stimulate play and discussion
can be used to develop empathy and teach thinking skills
compare and contrast the past and present
show people and environment in different times
history become interesting through stories, myths and legends
capture children's imagination
increase childrens ability to understand history