- Education Professionals
Ben Walsh, author and teacher trainer, gives some expert advice on ways to introduce and develop interpretation skills into secondary history teaching.
Walsh joins Esther Arnott, a second year teacher from Lampton School in London, to take a step-by-step look at how to incorporate interpretations into her Year 7 lessons on Henry II and Becket.
They start by getting pupils to explore the idea of reputations and then develop the lesson around film sources and authorship, with a view to understanding why Henry II has the negative reputation that he has today.
Walsh believes that this is just the start of a long process and that interpretation needs to be embedded into lessons and schemes of work.
Part of the series: Hard To Teach