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) formed the first stage of this project which aims to give students a more representative picture of the period and greater respect for its people.
I am now writing new classroom resources for KS3, contextualised by further articles about teaching the Middle Ages. You can explore the different elements of the project below.
A Sense of Direction
You can see a concise summary of the aims and agenda of this project 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 …
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 …
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 …