For my first input on Social Subjects and History, I feel inspired, motivated and ready for the challenge.
I can investigate a Scottish historical theme to discover how past events or the actions of individuals or groups have shaped Scottish society. SOC 2-03a
Ø Think about the selected outcome.
This outcome not only involves researching a theme but using judgment and current research to compare and reflect for today’s society in Scotland. I think choosing a war or focusing on war as a whole would be a good topic to use for this outcome as it has clear impacts that children might have previous knowledge on and would be able to identify.
Ø Brainstorm key questions – line of inquiry for the outcome
- What effect does war have on how we treat other people in our society and beyond. (Example could be to compare how women, immigrants, and citizens from a certain country are treated)
- What effect does war have on our industries and how it has shaped what we create now
- The differences in how we dress as a society – have our attitudes changed through the time of war
- Have our values as a society changed since then and how?
- How do the children in the class feel about war
Ø Think of some activities
- One group creates a newspaper from a certain date and one creates one of current news – review the differences
- One group acts out a family situation from the time of war and one group acts out one from today
- Reviews images of scenarios from wartime to today or simple aspects of society such as the high street.
- Reviewing how society shares information from then to now
Ø What resources might you need?
- Video clips and documentaries
- Sourced pictures
- Information – facts about war
- Fact and fiction books
- Class trip to a museum and visiting local areas – research and review
ØWhat concepts are you developing
- Building on previous knowledge
- Classroom talk
Talking about how to involve history in the classroom has inspired me to watch ‘Back in time for School’, a programme about time traveling students and their teacher. This episode involves a social historian exploring secondary moderns in the 1960s. This visually made it clear of the issues involved in the education and social systems of the time and I think it would be very beneficial to explore in a classroom.