Teaching Medieval History in Schools
If students can respect people of a time as different from our own as the Middle Ages, then perhaps there is more chance of them respecting people from different cultures today rather than instinctively interpreting difference as being inferior or a threat.
Exploring and Teaching Medieval History (2018) is a publication I planned and edited for the HA and it forms the the first stage of my medieval project, which explores alternative ways of approaching the teaching of medieval history, especially at KS3.
The project aims to give students a more representative picture of the period and greater respect for its people.
I am now building on this publication by writing an extensive range of new classroom resources for KS3, contextualised by further articles about teaching the Middle Ages.
You can explore these different elements through the links below.
A Sense of Direction
You can see a concise summary of the aims and agenda of this project HERE …
Books, Blogs, Resources and Research on the Medieval World.
Up-dates and articles by historians plus resources created for classroom use, contributing to teachers’ knowledge and confidence about the Middle Ages HERE …
Research into Students' Perceptions of the Middle Ages
A summary of the project’s research element with suggestions and resources for investigating your own students’ ideas about the period HERE …
Two different kinds of resources:
• Medieval Lives Mattered – text and activities, each section with notes for teachers and PowerPoint slides.
• Medieval Readings – factual stories, biographies and other writings for students to read.
See the resources HERE …
Teaching about the Middle Ages
Articles about aspects of teaching – planning at KS3, introductions to medieval topics for new teachers and introductory reading lists
See the articles HERE …