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Learning in the early years through local people and places: Developing historical concepts in the early years foundation stage

Learning in the early years through local people and places: Developing historical concepts in the early years foundation stage

Hales, Alison (2015) Learning in the early years through local people and places: Developing historical concepts in the early years foundation stage. Primary History, 70. pp. 6-8.

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Abstract

Using the local environment as a starting point for historical learning in EYFS not only helps young children engage and make learning meaningful and relevant, but also helps them develop a strong sense of identity. Working in and through the local children begin to see how their immediate environment, such as their school locality, where they live and often their personal family history fits into the bigger picture - the ‘how and why' people and places came to be. These firm foundations and later historical learning allow children to make the wider connections to national and global events as well as developing a ‘coherent chronological narrative' as outlined in the National Curriculum (2014). Such learning can also go on to develop and promote community cohesion both in and outside the school.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Early Years; primary; history
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Primary Education
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Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 16:33
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/15881

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