chapter  5
18 Pages

Using artefacts and written sources creatively

ByHugh Moore with Rachel Houghton and Rachel Angus

The chapter first considers the ways in which written sources are generally used in primary classrooms, then considers a variety of innovative ways in which this work could be extended. The next section, which focuses on the Romans, describes case studies investigating the use of artefacts linked to written sources and the question is posed, ‘How do we know that?’ The third idea is to consider the extent to which looking at writing on an artefact stimulates learning about a larger theme. The chapter includes some exciting written sources and suggests ways in which they could be used in the classroom.