Touching, feeling, smelling and sensing history through objects. New Opportunities from the 'material turn'
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractLots has been written in recent years about how history teachers can bring academic scholarship into the classroom. Here, this interest in academic practice a step further, examining how pupils can engage directly with the kinds of sources to which historians are increasingly turning their attention is highlighted. Building on a funded research network that brought together academic history and art history departments, Michael Bird and his co-authors worked with museum curators and trainee teachers to bring artefacts from the rich (but often overlooked) collections of their local museum into schools.
CitationWilson, K.A., Bird, M., Egan-Simon, D., Kirkup, R., Jackson, A., and Montgomery, E. (2020) ‘Touching, feeling, smelling, and sensing history through objects: the authentic soul of sourcework’, Teaching History..
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