What does the research and other academic and professional literature suggest about the challenges that children and their teachers face when learning and teaching historical evidence?

Note: I have only published Part 1 of a total of 3, as Parts 2 and 3 (a commentary on my own scheme of work; an evaluation of Part 2 and assessment for learning) discuss the my pupils’ work. Introduction History is an enquiry-based subject; enquiries are attempts to answer specific questions about the pastContinue reading “What does the research and other academic and professional literature suggest about the challenges that children and their teachers face when learning and teaching historical evidence?”

Examine the figure of the female flâneuse in Virginia Woolf’s work, with particular focus on Mrs Dalloway.

Introduction The term ‘flâneuse’ can be attributed to females who engage in flânerie: the act of observing the city whilst walking.[1] They know themselves to be one of the public, yet they are the binary opposite to the engaged pedestrian – they are a passive spectator.[2] Until the latter half of the nineteenth century, flânerieContinue reading “Examine the figure of the female flâneuse in Virginia Woolf’s work, with particular focus on Mrs Dalloway.”

Holocaust Denial & Annelies

A note by Zalman Gradowski written on 6 September 1944, was hidden in an aluminium flask. It reads: “Dear Finder Search everywhere, in every inch of soil. Tens of documents are buried under it – mine and those of other persons – which will throw light on everything that was happening here. Great quantities ofContinue reading “Holocaust Denial & Annelies”

Journals

Surveying London London’s skyline as we see it today is dominated by immense structures, namely: The Shard, The Gherkin, and The Walkie Talkie Building. These host a combination of offices, and tourist attractions for those wishing to ‘wine and dine’ within the surrounding panoramic view of the Capital. From these views, the clash between London’sContinue reading “Journals”

“Both plays end with the depiction of reality’s victory over fantasy.” Compare to what extent you find this to be an accurate summary of A Streetcar Named Desire and Death of a Salesman.

Death of a Salesman ends with the protagonist Willy Loman’s funeral, whilst A Streetcar Named Desire’s protagonist, Blanche, is escorted to what the reader can only assume is some form of mental institution. This illustrates that both characters have met a negative end, suggesting that for them reality is indeed victorious over fantasy. However, thisContinue reading ““Both plays end with the depiction of reality’s victory over fantasy.” Compare to what extent you find this to be an accurate summary of A Streetcar Named Desire and Death of a Salesman.”