Eyewitness history: The Coronation

Add to My Folder

Store your resources in your very own folder.

Sign in or sign up today!

Find out more

By John DavisTeacher and freelance writer

Use a fictional first-person account to explore the events of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.


Historical investigation and police work has much in common. One similarity is the way in which detectives follow clues to search out evidence and another is the process of studying the accounts of eyewitnesses to find out what happened in the past.

The best way to introduce children to eyewitness accounts is through the use of oral witnesses – the questioning of parents, grandparents and other adults. They can be invited into school to talk about their experiences, particular events they have lived through or the physical environment in which these took place.

Log in to your account to read

Don't have an account?

Create your FREE Scholastic account


This content has not been rated yet.

You need to be signed in to place a review.