Historical detectives

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Delve into the history of Britain since 1948 using evidence to bring the past to life

Whatever age people are, there is nothing like a good detective story. Children are no exception, and history is among one of the best curriculum areas to hone up investigation and problem-solving skills. Just like any supersleuth, they should be encouraged to assemble the available evidence, look for clues, make connections, analyse results, and then record their findings in the most appropriate way.

Britain since 1948 is one of the best topics to arrest the attention of young historical detectives. Not only is there a wealth of evidence still around that can be utilised, but valuable comparisons can be made with the children’s own lives by listening to the first-hand accounts of family members. Indeed, inviting parents/carers and grandparents in to talk to your class can generate some interesting discussions.

Ages 7-11

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