‘How do you know who you are unless you know where you’ve come from? How can you tell what’s going to happen, unless you know what’s happened before? History isn’t just about the past. It’s about why we are who we are – and about what’s next.’
Tony Robinson, Actor and Television Presenter
Through studying history, children begin to understand a sense of chronology, as well as how different beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions and lives. What they learn can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values.
In history, children find evidence, weigh it up and reach their own conclusions. To be able to do this they need to be able to research, sift through evidence, and argue for their point of view – valuable skills for adulthood.
How can parents support their child’s learning and development?