Teaching History through Food

Date: 1st May 2015

Time: 10:00 – 15:15 (refreshments available 09:00 – 16:00)

Audience: Class teachers, Learning Support Assistants, Non History Specialists, Folk interested in developing their history skills

Venue: Romsey

Cost: £165 per person

Course Summary: This day seeks to give you an overview of 2000 years of British food and eating habits and ways you can use this information to improve children’s historical chronology, empathy and understanding. This is fun way to develop children’s chronology or understanding of a particular historical period. The day looks at what foods common folk ate from the Iron Age to the C20th. How they were cooked and what this tells us about different historical periods. Explore the time line of foods and discover things that things in the past were perhaps more interesting than you thought. Having established the timeline look at how food can be used to deepen children’s historical learning and understanding. Then consider practical activities you can use in the classroom to widen children’s understanding of the past. If time, plan some activities to support historical learning in your classroom.