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Hands on History (Belair - A World of Display) Paperback – 1 Jul 2008

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Product details

  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Folens (1 Jun. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841914673
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841914671
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.5 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 946,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Another winner from Belair World of Display. The Hands on History book offers much to primary age teachers. This cross curricular book brings the visual aspect of art into focus and many of the suggestions are three dimensional with the pictures showing how stunning the work can be when displayed. The generally thematic approach is clear offering ideas on work that is seen in many classrooms; homes, toys, the seaside, great fire of London, ancient Greece, ancient Egypt, ancient Britain, the Victorians, the Tudors, World War II, ancient Benin, the Aztecs and history projects. The short history projects projects section suggests using stories about the past that relate well to your school. As with all sections there are clear resource details, the suggested approach and a clear picture showing finished and displayed work.. The sections are further developed to offer ideas for development. For example the great fire of London section offers night fire collages, the streets are on fire, a puppet show and the Pudding Lane Bakery. Any or all of these would enhance the classroom environment and the children would learn much through the discussion and development of these displays. the work on the puppet show includes a discussion on what London would have been like, the work of Samuel Pepys and street life. I liked the idea of story boxes that were used in the section on Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale in the Victorian section. This approach can be adapted and used in many situations. The instructions are clear and the background information on both Victorians helps to set the scene and provide ideas for how this can be used. What a treat! --TES Review Bank - Pitpony

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This book provides exciting displays and activities for delivering a creative curriculum through history. Useful for ages 4-11 years, this new title from the best-selling "World of Display" series explores popular primary history themes through original and creative art and design technology activities. The emphasis is on child-led activities and the ideas are colourful and original in 2D and 3D. The chapters of the book include original ideas of popular primary history topics such as Toys, Homes, The seaside, Ancient Britain, Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt and The Tudors, The Aztecs and many more.Example themes include: Tudor Shoe Making; My Own Sarcophaghus; A Victorian Classroom; 3D Anglo-Saxon homes; and, Aztec Stone Carving. This book also contains projects suitable for the whole class or small group work; Themes that provide a complete project through art and design techology linked to the history focus, allowing for a cross-curricular approach to planning and teaching history; And, 11 creative chapters that explore the history curriculum through art and display and design and technology.

Also, each theme contains: Background information; A clear resource list; Step by step instructions as to how complete the activities; And display areas.

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