RISKY BUSINESS! – Topic Resource – Don Trueman & Linzi Robinson
Assessing the dangers of everyday life in the past & present.
This online resource is delivered electronically to the email address provided when the order is placed.
Risky Business! ‘Risk Assessing’ situations from the past or other places and cultures is a fabulous technique for helping children to develop observational, thinking and collaborative communication skills. The Risky Business! resource describes the process in detail, including the many ways in which the task can be differentiated, using the example of a picture from a 16th century market, and also provides additional picture resources from other periods and places. Once teachers have become familiar with how this technique can be applied with such good effect in a learning context, they can easily find and/or create resources and challenges of their own, whether through pictures or using actual places (e.g historic sites or situations in school). Such a simple idea, but a terrific learning experience.
Teaching/Learning Resources from Don Trueman Educational These are custom-designed to support enquiry-based learning, which is rich in challenge, engagement and cross-curricular skills. Furthermore, they demonstrate how well-planned topics can link not only across Humanities but also with disciplines and issues from other AoLEs. All the T & L resources published by Don Trueman Educational feature: planning, with guidance notes for teachers; support for learner self-evaluation; detailed notes on how T & L activities naturally link with and support the 4 Purposes, Descriptions of Learning, cross-curricular skills and disciplinary skills. Where relevant, custom-made planning & teaching resources are also provided. These initial 6 resources are the first in a long list of T & L packages planned for publication over the next 12 months, which will cover mainly History, Geography & Social Studies, with links to other AoLEs, such as Science & Technology and Health & Well-Being.