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2. Andrew Payne Head of Education & Outreach The National Archives Unlocking The National Archives in the UK 3. Our Vision

  • Lead and transform information management
  • Guarantee the survival of today's information for tomorrow
  • Bring history to life for everyone

4. When did you last annoy a teacher? 5. 6. New Requirements for History

  • investigate personal, family or local history in relation to a broader historical context
  • appreciate the role of museums, galleries,archivesand historic sites
  • use ICT to research, process and present information about the past
  • History Programme of Study QCA 2007

7. Where do teachers get source material?

  • In tests 48 out of 49 student teachers at Cambridge University went straight to Wikipedia via Google

8. Context is everything

  • Thinking critically should be taught in the context of subject matteran important part of thinking like a historian is considering the source of a document who wrote it, when and why. But teaching students to ask that question, independent of subject matter knowledge, wont do much good.

Daniel T. WillinghamCritical Thinking: Why is it so hard to teach? American Educator Summer 2007 9. Key Principles ofThe National Archives Education Service 10. Archives have the power to Wow! They bring History to life for children (and adults!) 11. Investigate, dont illustrate!Use sources for enquiry-based investigations 12. Use key questions to drive the activity Let the students provide the answers How did Henry VIII get up in the morning? 13. Historians rummage through sources Let students direct their own investigation 14. Context is everything So whole documents are essential SP 16/488/25 The Making of the United Kingdom James Mason 15. Technology provides access and engagement But never forget that historical enquiry is the purpose 16. Design for accessibilityDont try to bolt it on afterwards 17. 18. 19. A final thought The Treaty of Paris 1783 20. Treaty of Paris 1783 Article 7 21. Treaty of Paris 1783 Article 7 And shall also order &cause all Archives, Records, Deeds & Papers belonging to any of the said States or their Citizens which in the Course of the Warring have fallen into the Hands of his Officer to be forthwith Returned and delivered to the proper States and Person to whom they belong 22. Andrew Payne Head of Education The National Archives

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