Developing pupils’ skills in the key concepts (causation, change & continuity, significance etc.) was something that was drilled into me during my PGCE at Edge Hill and it is something I love to teach still. Luckily, there is a wide variety of frameworks out there, especially in Teaching History, which prove essential in teaching these concepts.
For some reason, I particularly enjoy teaching significance and with the current love-in with hexagons, I create Significance Hexagons.Using the G.R.E.A.T criteria by Rob Phillips, pupils use sources and information to complete the hexagon with evidence from each to answer the question ‘How significant was D-Day?’. This was used as preparation for an assessment the next lesson.
See attached example for D-Day