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Why should you teach an overview of ancient civilisations?

the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following: Ancient Sumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China An element of the KS2 History National Curriculum that is often forgotten is the overview ofContinue reading “Why should you teach an overview of ancient civilisations?”

How can curiosity, pupil choice and independent thinking be developed as part of a knowledge-rich curriculum?

A criticism of schools choosing to teach a knowledge-rich curriculum is that they are treating children like robots, who they bombard with dry facts, rather than developing children’s curiosity. It is often assumed that in these schools, children will have no say in what they are learning and will lack independence of thought, as teachersContinue reading “How can curiosity, pupil choice and independent thinking be developed as part of a knowledge-rich curriculum?”

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