"We are not makers of history. We are made by history." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
At Skelton School it is our intent to deliver a high-quality, engaging history curriculum that encourages children to think critically, ask questions, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement in order to articulate their understanding as historians. Our teaching of history will help provide our pupils with a coherent, chronological knowledge of both British history and history of the wider world and how these periods and societies interconnect. Such awareness plays a vital part in promoting responsible citizenship as children learn to value of their own and other people’s history in modern, multicultural Britain. History gives pupils not only the means to make sense of the modern world by a knowledge of the past but also the skills to interpret history critically and by doing so, to develop skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.
We aim to inspire children to develop their own sense of identity and to want to know more about their own past, the past of others and how these have impacted on their lives today. Through learning about the past from a variety of perspectives this allows our pupils to understand the complexity of the world we live in, the diversity of societies and the relationships between different groups. We hope that this will allow them to learn from the past and how it shapes the future.
Supporting Learning at Home:
National Geographic History Page
Imperial War Museum YouTube Video Playlist
The National Archives - Time Travel TV
Primary Homework Help - History