Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School


History of the Wider World
At Etz Chaim our intention is to focus on the history of the British Empire, and also understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world. These range from the Iron Age to the Ancient Egyptian empire. By focusing on different periods in history the children are exposed to different societies, their achievements and the expansion and dissolution of a range of different empires. We also give the children the opportunity to make comparison between these.
Historical Enquiry
At Etz Chaim we believe that history should be taught through a range of resources to help the children understand that primary and secondary evidence can be used rigorously in different ways to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed. We do this by ensuring that we have a range of resources to aid teaching. For example, when teaching World War Two we have rationing books, gas masks and propaganda posters to help bring learning to life. We also ensure that we look at both sides of every argument and moment in history to help children understand why these arguments and wars arose.

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