chapter  10
15 Pages

Creative exploration of local, national and global links

ByPenelope Harnett, Sarah Whitehouse

This chapter draws attention to the importance of studying a range of histories at local, national and global levels. It begins by considering the potential of the locality for developing creative opportunities for learning history. Creative approaches to learning about families are discussed, together with ways in which children can learn about each others’ histories. The chapter examines how local, national and global links may be developed through studying personal stories and the push and pull factors, which have influenced people’s movements to and from places. It looks at the British dimension and European dimension in learning history and concludes with some suggestions for planning local, national and global links.