Introduction: Constructing History 11-19 - Arthur Chapman Year 5/6 and Year 7 Historians Visit Brougham Castle - Hilary Cooper and Liz West Bringing the History Curriculum to Life for Year 8/9 - Jon Nichol Towards Independent Learning in History: Year 10 - Joanne Philpott, Johannes Ahrenfelt and Terry Haydn Documentaries, Causal Linking and Hyper-linking for AS Students - Arthur Chapman and Jane Facey Advancing History post-16: E-learning, Collaboration and Assessment - Arthur Chapman and Barbara Hibbert Afterword - Hilary Cooper
Hilary Cooper is Professor Emeritus of History and Pedagogy at the University of Cumbria. After many years teaching in London primary schools and undertaking her doctoral research on child development using data collected as a class teacher, she lectured in Education at Goldsmiths' College, London University. In 1993 she became Director of Professional Studies in the Department of Education at Lancaster University, then Reader, and later Professor of Education at St Martin's College, now the University of Cumbria. She has published widely and has an international reputation.
'Constructing History 11-19 provides a diverse yet remarkably coherent array of case studies of constructivist history teaching. Its contributors-researchers, teachers, department heads-have a shared understanding of recent theory and research, and provide extended, close-to-the-ground narratives of active learning, supplemented by the voices of both students who participated and academic historians who observed. It is a welcome addition to a vibrant field' - Professor Peter Seixas, Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness, University of British Columbia 'This book is full of hidden treasures. It is written by a community of practitioners who are all experts in creating history teaching that stretches and engages students. The book is designed to inspire action. It does this as ideas flow through the pages generating in the history teacher thoughts of how to apply and adapt. This book creates 'spin off': actual process that hits our classrooms' - Katy Allen, Head of History, Lancaster Girls' Grammar School