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Is material pitched at a suitable level for School Children?

Discussion in 'History' started by Ellison123, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. I'm working on a website on history and mental health -- and some of it is intended to be aimed at children (of which I have absolutely no experience of - I usually teach at University, and I don't have any children of my own). If you can answer any of these questions either on this forum or email: emma.kilkelly@hud.ac.uk I'd be very grateful for your help and time - thank you.
    1. At what key stage/age (if any) would pupils be taught about mental health? (clearly it's a potentially complex and sensitive subject).
    2. Is it likely that pupils would have access to computers in a history class at school? ie, would they be able to use the website themselves -- or would it be better for the teacher to have printed off material?
    3. If you're able to take a look at the website: http://www.historytoherstory.org.uk/learning_materia?ls/asylum/what_was_it_like?.php and click on the worksheets at the bottom of the page -- What age range would you say they're aimed at? (I haven't personally created any of the material on this website yet)
    4. What would encourage you to use the website as a teaching resource?
    5. I'm contemplating putting together 'teacher notes' and 'pupil study packs' for each of the Key Stages -- containing sources/exercises (and tutor answers) - for teachers to print out and use -- is it likely you'd use them? I was intending to highlight how the worksheets relate to things like 'chronological understanding,' 'historical interpretation,' 'historical enquiry' etc.
    6. Up to what age would it interest a child to read a piece of work/use a source and fill in boxes of a table about it?
    7. Up to what age is it suitable to have activities such as word-searches/puzzles?
    8. Any ideas on how to make 'mental health' accessible/interesting/inf?ormative to young children would be greatly appreciated
    9. If you're a primary/secondary school teacher -- would you be interested in journal articles that related to the subject? Or websites? (Or would I be wasting my time including these?)
    Thank you!!!!!...
     
  2. I'm working on a website on history and mental health -- and some of it is intended to be aimed at children (of which I have absolutely no experience of - I usually teach at University, and I don't have any children of my own). If you can answer any of these questions either on this forum or email: emma.kilkelly@hud.ac.uk I'd be very grateful for your help and time - thank you.
    1. At what key stage/age (if any) would pupils be taught about mental health? (clearly it's a potentially complex and sensitive subject).
    2. Is it likely that pupils would have access to computers in a history class at school? ie, would they be able to use the website themselves -- or would it be better for the teacher to have printed off material?
    3. If you're able to take a look at the website: http://www.historytoherstory.org.uk/learning_materia?ls/asylum/what_was_it_like?.php and click on the worksheets at the bottom of the page -- What age range would you say they're aimed at? (I haven't personally created any of the material on this website yet)
    4. What would encourage you to use the website as a teaching resource?
    5. I'm contemplating putting together 'teacher notes' and 'pupil study packs' for each of the Key Stages -- containing sources/exercises (and tutor answers) - for teachers to print out and use -- is it likely you'd use them? I was intending to highlight how the worksheets relate to things like 'chronological understanding,' 'historical interpretation,' 'historical enquiry' etc.
    6. Up to what age would it interest a child to read a piece of work/use a source and fill in boxes of a table about it?
    7. Up to what age is it suitable to have activities such as word-searches/puzzles?
    8. Any ideas on how to make 'mental health' accessible/interesting/inf?ormative to young children would be greatly appreciated
    9. If you're a primary/secondary school teacher -- would you be interested in journal articles that related to the subject? Or websites? (Or would I be wasting my time including these?)
    Thank you!!!!!...
     
  3. I'm not a histpory specialist, but I am interested in human computer interaction.

    first your link does not work, but i got to the page going through the main webpage.

    How is a blind child going to access your material? You could place descriptions on the pictures.

    At first glance here doesn't seem to be any actual history. When was the asylum built? You have to flick through a few pages for that.
    Check your grammer "Before Victorian times people there were many myths about people
    with mental health problems" and stop using exclamation marks all the time.

    If you are aiming this at children you need to explain things like what pottage is.

    Can you call something Victorian if it was built before she was queen? Was the regieme the same from day one until closure? Was it typical of treatment elsewhere?

    How can you miss out David Ferrier and his work?
     

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