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Author Parry, Ann, 1949- author

Title History : what a drama! / Ann Parry
Published Carlton South, Vic. : Education Services Australia, 2013


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 MELB CRC  372.89044 Par/Hwa  AVAILABLE
Description 88 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 28 cm
Contents 1. 'Living' history - why do it? -- 2. The basics -- 3. Teaching and learning history as a historian -- 4. Hot seating -- 5. Re-enactments -- 6. Scripted drama -- 7. Readers' theatre -- 8. Freeze framing -- 9. Simulation -- 10. Tools to support role-play activites -- 11. Assessment -- 12. Resources and templates
Summary This book is designed for teachers of history looking for techniques to construct quality learning experiences for their students and actively engage them in reconstructing the past. It suggests various forms of role play, simulations and dramatic activities that are useful for covering broad historical themes. Students will become completely absorbed in learning about what happened, how events were connected and how the issues affecting past lives were addressed, making immediate, personal and real historical connections. Chapters in this book outline a range of dramatic techniques and provide practical examples of lesson activities, resources and assessment strategies. Teachers will be able to use these ideas to deliver a rich, deep learning experience that provides a starting point for understanding, designed to stimulate a lasting curiosity about the past
Analysis Australian
Notes "Curriculum Press." - spine
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 88)
Audience For years 3 to 8
Subject History -- Methodology -- Juvenile literature.
History -- Methodology.
History -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- Australia.
History -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
History, Ancient -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
History, Modern -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- Australia.
ISBN 9781742005522 (paperback)