Teaching History through Toys and Games

Date: 26th June 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 toys and game 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 toys and games common folk enjoyed from the Iron Age to the C20th. How they were used and what this tells us about different historical periods. Explore the time line of toys and games and discover things that things in the past were perhaps more interesting than you thought. Having established the timeline look at how the continuities and differences can be used to deepen children’s historical learning and understanding. Learn some of the games. 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.