History is important.
"If you don't know [your family's] history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree".
The study of our history is a way to put the pieces of the past together and show how we came to be where we are today.
Our aim when teaching History is to enrich and delight, and to foster a desire for knowledge. History should be taught through its objects and its stories. We want our children to have enquiring minds, to question the traditional views of History and to learn from the darker periods of History to be able to contribute a socially responsible view of the world.
Below are some useful website s for Primary History (Courtesy of the Historical Association)
Great Fire of London:
World War II
Links to great new interactive site by award winning film maker Laurence Rees - WW2History.com. However, you need to be a member of the site to get the full benefit. Reductions are on offer to HA members.
The History Faculty - Some podasts available. This may be of more use to secondary schools, but may be good for subject knowledge