About the Book
Fourth volume in the Storytelling Schools Series
History Through Stories: Teaching Primary History with Storytelling is designed to engage young learners with history. It is brimming with historical stories about significant individuals – from Rosa Parks and Tim Berners Lee to Boudicca and Henry VIII – as well as original stories in historical settings, all written specifically for classroom use. Each story comes with engaging and inclusive ways to link it to history teaching, English literacy skills and other areas. Guaranteed to fire the imagination!
“This is history as it needs to be taught – inspiring children with stories of individuals and events to get them thinking and imagining”.—Sue Briggs, Montessori International
General Introduction; An Introduction to the Storytelling Schools Approach; Our Ancestors – overarching narrative of English History; From Mammoth Hunters to Nelson Mandela – 20 other history topics containing 37 stories; Sources; Notes; Index
Adam Guillain BA (Hons) PGCE is an experienced primary school teacher , educational consultant and co-founder of Storytelling Schools. He is also widely published in both educational and children’s fiction.
Nanette Noonan is a teacher and Storytelling Schools’ trainer and mentor. “Since being introduced to storytelling, six years ago, my teaching has been transformed. I can’t imagine teaching any other way.” She is currently an assistant head teacher in Tower Hamlets, London and works regularly supporting schools that are developing the storytelling method.
Chris Smith PhD is a storyteller, musician, trainer and founding director of Storytelling Schools. He loves helping to make education more joyful, effective and engaging. For the last ten years he has been researching and developing storytelling schools in the UK.
More about History Through Stories and Storytelling Schools
- Reviews of History Through Stories
- Chris Smith explains how children learn to be storytellers in Juno Magazine
- For more details about the Storytelling Schools visit their website www.storytellingschools.com
- A full report into the effectiveness of the Storytelling Schools model can be found here
- An article in Times Educational Supplement here