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In this programme, history expert Bernie Ashmore reviews the lesson of history teacher Graham Hicks, who uses the story of a fictional character to engage pupils.
Hicks from Eastfield School in Middlesex has created the on-going tale of 'Wolfgang', a fictional German WWII soldier whose adventures are based upon real sources and real historical events.
This inspiring approach to teaching combines literacy and history to help pupils grapple with the complexities of the past and improve their writing.
Ashmore, who has previously observed Hicks' teaching , reviews footage of a lesson and gets to grips with some probing questions:
Part of the series: Inspirations