How To Teach History
A good structure is important when thinking about how to teach certain subjects. This video gives some useful advice on how to teach History.
Hi, I'm Carolina Massy from Greater London Teachers, and I'm going to give you some information on how to teach certain subjects. And here's a guide on how to teach History. It is important for you to have a passion for your subject, because that passion will be communicated to your students, and hopefully encourage them and inspire them to be passionate about History.
It's important to be knowledgeable about your subject, and be up-to-date on all historical facts. Of course, you don't have to know everything, and when you make mistakes, that's fine, and the more you are willing to learn from your students, the more they will be willing to learn from you. History is best divided up into different sections or categories.
For example, countries or events, or particular eras or time frames. So for example, if you want to look at Germany, you might want to look at the World War 2 period. You might want to start with the Weimar Republic, then go on to look at Nazi Germany, and then look at Germany post World War 2.
Then come back to the bigger picture. Look at what preceded these events. Look at what the consequences of these events were, for example.
It is important to have a multi-sensory approach, so use as many different tools and aids as you can, whether they be text books, films, pictures, photographs, stories, literary texts. It's important to look at events, and people, so who were the important figures from a particular time frame that you're looking at? For example, Anne Frank or Hitler - look at their personal backgrounds and the socioeconomic factors that led to the actions that took place in their lifetime. What were those important figures' actions, and what were the consequences of their actions? This is a guide on how to teach History. .