Special Education: History, Resources, Advice. (2023)

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Special education resources and strategies for teaching students with disabilities.

Teachers and parents of students with disabilities understand the importance of providing an adequate and individualized education for every student to ensure academic success. This understanding is the product of continued efforts in education, as well as through teacher training.

Nevertheless, when it comes to best serving students with disabilities, teacher training historically has sometimes proven to be inadequate, and many school districts suffer from a lack of resources to improve matters. As a result, teachers may struggle when it comes to learning and incorporating best practices for teaching students with special needs.

However, there are a number of special education resources and strategies that can prove to be invaluable for doing so. This guide will provide an overview of special education and provide information about resources to provide each learner with an environment that is conducive to success.

What is special education?

The term “special education” refers to individualized programs, curricula, and instruction designed to address the needs of students with disabilities. The intent of special education is to enable individuals with special needs to reach their fullest potential. Teachers must participate in a relevant special ed curriculum in order to teach these students. While all teaching programs should cover the importance of accommodation and inclusion, it is possible to earn a bachelor’s degree in Special Education, or even attain dual licensure in Elementary Education and Special Education. Educators who want to focus on serving special education students can become highly qualified by seeking higher education through a Master’s of Science in Special Education (which covers grades K-12).

The exact nature of special education has evolved over time, with origins that can be traced back to 1954. In the court ruling of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, it was ruled that segregation violated equal educational opportunity. While this decision was based on the injustice of racial segregation, it established a broad understanding that all people deserve equal access to an adequate public education.

Throughout the subsequent years, rights and funding for special education improved dramatically:

  • 1966: An amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provided federal funds for public education for students with disabilities.

  • 1973: The Rehabilitation Act made it clear that people with disabilities could not be denied benefits from any program receiving federal funds.

  • 1975: The Education for All Handicapped Children Act was signed into law. Today, this is known as the IDEA act — read more on this below.

  • 1982: The court ruling for Board of Education of Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Rowley stated that students who qualify for special education programs must be provided with individualized instruction to meet their specific needs.

  • 1997: Amendments were made to IDEA to ensure the availability of meaningful, measurable programs for students with special needs. It also improved parents’ involvement in the development of their child’s individualized education program (IEP).

  • 2004: The No Child Left Behind Act improved the quality of special education programs at the state level by requiring statewide assessments and highly qualified, specially trained professionals to teach students with disabilities. While this act had some controversial provisions, it was replaced by the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015, rectifying many of them.

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Today, in accordance with our growing understanding of the needs of students with disabilities, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces the rights of IDEA-eligible students. Among other duties, the OCR is responsible for ensuring that public education institutions follow laws prohibiting discrimination against students with special needs.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that students with disabilities are provided with a free, adequate, and individualized education. The act states:

“Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals to participate in or contribute to society. Improving educational results for children with disabilities is an essential element of our national policy of ensuring equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.”

In order to remain consistent with these ideals, IDEA is based on six pillars:

  1. The development of individualized education programs: In collaboration with parents, teachers must develop IEPs for each learner with special needs to determine the best accommodations and approaches to instruction in order to maximize each student’s ability to meet their full potential. This can be a time-consuming process, but there are many ways to streamline the creation of IEP goals.

  2. A free and appropriate public education: Using federal and state funding, schools must provide a curriculum with appropriate grade-level standards and which follows each student’s IEP.

  3. Providing a least-restrictive environment: Students with disabilities must be integrated, to the fullest extent which is appropriate, into classrooms with peers who are nondisabled. They must also be provided with adequate accommodations, such as service personnel or assistive technology.

  4. Appropriate evaluation: Students must only be provided with special education services after an appropriate evaluation is performed. This should minimize the number of misidentifications.

  5. Parent and teacher involvement: Parents and teachers should both play an active role in the education of learners with disabilities. For any decision made in regards to the child’s education, parents and teachers should be able to guide — and, when necessary, challenge — decisions that may impact the student. Parent-teacher conflict management skills are an essential component of this process.

  6. Procedural safeguards: IDEA has safeguards in place to protect the rights of students with disabilities, as well as their families. This includes parent participation, access to educational records, due process, civil action, and mediation.

In an effort to meet the standards set by these pillars, school districts around the nation have experienced a surge in demand for highly qualified special education teachers. Only with adequately trained personnel can a school adequately provide for students with special needs.

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Special education guidelines.

As noted above, there must be an appropriate evaluation to determine if students qualify for special education services. There are 13 disability categories under IDEA, and these include:

  • Autism

  • Deaf-blindness

  • Deafness

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  • Emotional disturbance

  • Hearing impairment

  • Intellectual disability

  • Multiple disabilities

  • Orthopedic impairment

  • Other health impairment

  • Specific learning disability

  • Speech or language impairment

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Visual impairment including blindness

If a student’s disabilities are found to fall into one or more of these categories, they are eligible to receive special education services.

Special education terms.

Thus far in this guide, you may have encountered some unfamiliar terms. Special needs teachers and administrators commonly use certain terms that may be new to those who do not have a background in the field. Below, you’ll find a list of definitions for the most common special education-specific terms:

  • Accommodations: Changes that enable a student with special needs to fully participate and meaningfully engage in academic activities. The nature of an accommodation will depend on the specific needs of the student. For example, a student who has difficulty focusing during lectures might be seated closer to the teacher.

  • Modifications: Changes to what a student with disabilities is expected to learn. Examples of modifications are a study guide and a corresponding test that encompasses different materials than what other students are given.

  • Mainstreaming: This term describes the practice of integrating students with special needs into general education classrooms. Students with disabilities will often participate in these classes for part of the school day, then spend the remainder in a special education classroom.

  • General education classroom: Also known as a “mainstream classroom” or an “inclusive classroom,” a general education classroom may include both nondisabled and disabled students. Research has shown that, when students with disabilities are included in general education classrooms, they can make tremendous strides in personal and social development.

  • Self-contained classroom: Also known as a “special education classroom,” this is designed specifically to help students with disabilities with specialized support. Because only students with disabilities attend these classes, they are generally smaller than mainstream classrooms.

  • Individual education program (IEP): As outlined by IDEA, this is a written document that outlines a student’s required accommodations/modifications and goals. This is created in collaboration with educational professionals and the parents of the child.

  • Behavior intervention plan (BIP): An individualized plan with strategies and support designed to address specific problem behavior. This includes positive behavioral interventions, accommodations, or modifications. Teachers of such students must be familiar with best practices and behavioral management involving extreme behaviors in order to give every student an opportunity to succeed.

  • Cumulative file: A student’s cumulative file is a set of records including evaluations and information regarding their special needs and placement. Parents have the right to access their child’s cumulative file at any time. This is consistent with the IDEA pillars of parent involvement and including procedural safeguards.

  • Differential standards for graduation: High school graduation requirements already differ from state to state, but this term refers specifically to the modified standards for graduating that may be used for students with special needs.

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Resources by student condition.

There are many resources available for teachers, parents, and students. These include special education lesson plans, disciplinary plans, tutors, support groups, applications, training materials, and more that can make teaching and learning easier to serve students with a wide variety of disabilities.

ADD/ADHD Resources

Asperger/Autism Resources

Developmental and Learning Disability Resources

Special Education Resources for Parents

Other Special Education Resources

  • National PTA - Special Education Toolkit: Find additional resources related to special education here. It provides links to tools and key organizations that may provide further assistance.

  • Physical Disabilities — Implications for Learning: This guide discusses the implications that having a physical disability can have on a child’s education, then provides a list of common accommodations educators can use to create a positive and accessible learning environment.

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Technology in special education.

Technology has become more accessible within education over the past couple of decades, and it has grown to play an essential role in education for many teachers, parents, and students. This also holds true in special education. Special education technology can improve learning by helping students engage with the material in new and interesting ways. Further, teachers can more easily adapt to the needs of individual students with educational technology.

There are many types of technology in special education that have proven to be invaluable:

  • Assistive listening devices: Students with difficulties hearing or concentrating can benefit from the use of an assistive listening device. These are designed to make it easier for students to listen during class by amplifying sound.

    • Examples: FM systems and sound field systems use wireless transmitters to broadcast and amplify the teacher’s voice. Whether an instructor must assist an individual student with special needs in an inclusive classroom or to amplify their voice in a classroom with poor acoustics, this technology can help dramatically.

  • Text-to-speech tools: Students with disabilities that impact their ability to read, such as visual impairments or dyslexia, can struggle in general education classrooms without the help of text-to-speech tools. By using assistive technology for reading, educators can improve classroom performance for these individuals.

    • Examples: There are many text-to-speech tools for educators available for both desktops and mobile devices. Using free applications and browser plug-ins, students with vision or reading impairments can save and hear educational content in an audio format.

  • Switch devices: Mobility impairments can make it hard for students with disabilities to engage with lessons in the same way as their peers. Switch devices allow these learners to engage with content with alternative input devices. There are switch devices designed to allow users to touch, blink, kick, or push and pull to interact with educational content and software.

    • Examples: Sip-and-puff (SNP) systems allow students with mobility impairments to interact with computers and mobile devices by sipping or puffing on a controller, effectively replacing a mouse or keyboard.

  • Proofreading technology: Students with disabilities that may impact their mobility, language comprehension, or ability to type can benefit from assistive proofreading technology. This is designed to either automatically fix common errors or to make grammatical suggestions.

    • Examples: Basic proofreading software can help learners write more efficiently, while more sophisticated solutions can identify student problem areas, then make advanced recommendations. This data can also help teachers determine where a student may require further instruction.

  • Assistive technology for math: There are a wide range of devices and software options to help students with conditions that impact their ability to complete calculations. From basic arithmetic to calculus and beyond, there are assistive technologies for most subjects in math.

    • Examples: Calculators can help students solve simple and complex math problems. Some are designed with large buttons, which can help students with mobility or visual impairments. More advanced tools, like equation-solving software, can make suggestions to help students without directly giving them answers. Some even offer games that make teaching math easy and fun.

  • Augmented and virtual reality: Learners with disabilities who experience struggles focusing on projects or “tuning out” distractions can be aided through augmented or virtual reality software. The former can highlight key elements of a project and provide additional information or guidance, while the latter can provide a virtual environment in which external distractions can be reduced.

    • Examples: Examples of augmented and virtual reality applications for assistive learning include AR flashcards, AR-enabled worksheets, VR educational simulations, and VR collaboration software. Each of these can improve student engagement by drawing student interest and eliminating distractions.

"I don't want my child in special education."

When a student’s academic performance begins to suffer, it’s natural for parents, teachers, and the student in question to begin exploring options. However, when a child is identified as being eligible for special education services, parents or teachers may resist accepting them due to certain stigmas. The key to overcome this — and offer the best possible educational experience for a child with disabilities — is to bring any concerns to the table. As established above, parents and teachers are both responsible for developing a plan that best serves the learner.

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It’s important to have a discussion about the child’s options. Special education services can play an integral role in helping a child achieve their full potential, but not all students with disabilities require them. In some instances, they may not be eligible to receive special education services if they do not meet IDEA’s definition of a child with a disability (see IDEA’s 13 categories of disabilities above).

If a child falls into either of these groups, there are a number of alternatives to special education that parents and teachers should consider. These include additional tutoring, homeschooling, or an alternative school. Each of these can incur some costs, but they can help you give a child with disabilities the individualized instruction they may need to achieve their full potential.

If you’re interested in a career in special education, WGU could be the perfect fit for you. Our Special Education degree programs help prepare you for the things you need to know and do inside the classroom. Our goal at WGU is to help prepare you for an exciting and impactful future career, and when it comes to education, we understand how important it is. We want you to be a great teacher so the students you work with can learn in the best situation possible. Get started with WGU today, and get on the path to a rewarding future.


How can you encourage students to learn history in school? ›

5 Effective Ways to Get Your Students to Appreciate History
  1. See Important Pieces of History Up Close. ...
  2. Take Field Trips to Historical Sites. ...
  3. Watch Historical Reenactments. ...
  4. Invite Guest Speakers to Share First-Hand Accounts. ...
  5. Get Kids Interested in History With Art.
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What is the best way to teach history? ›

7 History Teaching Tips
  1. Find Great Homeschool History Curriculum.
  2. Simplify for Students.
  3. Make it Stick With Stories.
  4. Accent Learning With Activities.
  5. Help History Hop off the Page.
  6. Focus on Film.
  7. Review Facts and Relics.
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What are SEN resources? ›

SEN or SEND teaching resources are designed for children with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities who may need extra help understanding certain concepts and making sense of the world around them.

What did the 1981 Education Act do for SEN? ›

1981 The Education Act – paved the way for the integration of children with 'special needs' during the United Nations International Year of Disabled People. Education Act 1981 (following the 1978 Warnock Report): gave parents new rights in relation to special needs.

How do you engage children in history? ›

Take a look at your own family's history. Recounting stories of children's ancestors connects them to the past and allows them to see where they came from. Photos and documents from past relatives can allow your child to visually learn about their own place in history.

How do you instill passion for history to your learners? ›

A technique used to inspire learners and their interest in history as a subject, is to invite outside speakers into the classroom to share their curriculum-relevant personal stories with the class. In some respects this technique exposes the learners to a form of "Oral History".

What does good history teaching look like? ›

Such teachers teach students to establish historical significance, use primary source evidence, identify continuity and change, analyze cause and consequence, take historical perspectives, and understand the ethical dimension of historical interpretations.

What makes a good history curriculum? ›

teaching that helps pupils to develop coherent historical narratives and organising frameworks for their knowledge of the past. supporting pupils to learn new content through meaningful examples and historical context that makes ideas and concepts more familiar.

Which method is most useful for teaching history at primary level? ›

Hence, it could be concluded that the story-telling method is more useful for teaching history at the primary level.

What are SEN interventions? ›

The term 'intervention' refers to short-term focused teaching approach that will typically have a specific set of outcomes that have been planned for a child with additional needs.

How do schools support children with SEND? ›

help taking part in class activities. extra encouragement in their learning, for example to ask questions or to try something they find difficult. help communicating with other children. support with physical or personal care difficulties, for example eating, getting around school safely or using the toilet.

What is an Ehcp easy read? ›

These leaflets are designed to be easy to understand for people who can have problems reading standard leaflets. They cover Confidentiality, EHC Needs Assessments, Getting the Right Support, Personal Budgets and the Local Offer.

What did the 1944 Education Act do for SEN? ›

The Education Act of 1944 was steered through Parliament by the Education Minister, R.A. Butler, and was followed by a similar Act for Scotland in 1945. The Act provided free secondary education for all pupils.

What are the four areas of SEN code of practice? ›

The Four Broad Areas of SEND
  • Communication and interaction.
  • Cognition and learning.
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
  • Sensory and/or physical needs.
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What curriculum do SEN schools follow? ›

The core academic subjects covered in our curriculum are: English for Life, Maths for Life, Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE), and Learning skills. While the wider curriculum subjects can include: Science, Humanities, Technology, Creative & Expressive Arts, and Physical development.

What activities might a teacher develop to encourage historical thinking? ›

Use historical stories to engage students and help them imagine the past. Teach students the differences between fictional stories and evidence-based historical narratives. Introduce historical topics and units with some lessons that help students understand the time and place under study.

What is the best way to make history interesting and accessible for children do you think? ›

5 Ways To Make History Interesting For Your Child
  1. Travel to historical places. ...
  2. Work on creative history projects together. ...
  3. Watch historical films and documentaries together. ...
  4. Teach your child about important historical figures. ...
  5. Encourage learning life lessons from history.

How do you get students to enjoy history? ›

There also are other creative methods that educators can use to excite students about history and bring the past to life.
  1. Multimedia approach. Combining audio and visual materials is an excellent way to engage students. ...
  2. Debates and reenactments. ...
  3. Field trips and community history projects.

What can be done at school to improve research in history? ›

Historical Research Skills for the Classroom
  • Selecting a topic.
  • Effectively searching for sources.
  • Identifying credible sources.
  • reading primary and secondary sources for meaning.
  • asking historical questions.
  • taking meaningful notes.
  • organizing ideas.
  • making arguments based on evidence.
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Why is it difficult to teach history? ›

History is hard to teach. It is not a bounded field of knowledge that can be conveyed in stages and steps. It does not operate by rules or predictable patterns. It cannot be segmented into separate elements without making it die.

What skills does a history teacher need? ›

What Skills Can Help Me Succeed as a History Teacher?
  • Have integrity.
  • Be dependable.
  • Have a strict attention to detail.
  • Be able to exercise analytical thinking skills.
  • Have good speaking, writing and reading comprehension and expression skills.
  • Be an active listener.

What is the purpose of teaching history? ›

Studying history helps us understand how events in the past made things the way they are today. With lessons from the past, we not only learn about ourselves and how we came to be, but also develop the ability to avoid mistakes and create better paths for our societies.

Why is it important to teach children history? ›

Learning history helps children develop a sense of identity.

It's the most natural, normal thing in the world for human beings to want to know who they are and where they come from. American history can provide people of any age with a better sense of identity, and this absolutely includes children.

How do you plan a history primary curriculum? ›

How to design a primary history curriculum
  1. Curriculum as a narrative. Historical content should create a narrative in both the short and medium term that in due course culminates in an overarching, long-term narrative. ...
  2. Big questions. ...
  3. Focused study. ...
  4. Threshold concepts. ...
  5. Content knowledge.

What makes a good primary history lesson? ›

Links with their own life and experiences. Engaging in the historical process particularly practical activities such as fieldwork. Engagement in depth work. Local history work especially where associated with a visit, such as to a museum.

What strategies can teachers use to assist students with special educational needs? ›

Effective Teaching Strategies for Special Education
  • Set clear expectations for all students.
  • Break assignments into smaller pieces to work on in short time periods.
  • Space breaks between assignments so students can refocus on their tasks.
  • Share ideas with parents so they can help with homework.
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What makes a good SEN teaching assistant? ›

Open-mindedness. Being open-minded is a crucial quality of any SEN teaching assistant. The ability to consider new ideas and be accepting and judgment-free is critical. SEN pupils have a range of needs, and you'll have to be able to cope with all of them and welcome any new ideas and adjust to new patterns with ease.

What are the most common special educational needs? ›

Types of Special Educational Needs
  • ADHD.
  • Anxiety.
  • Anorexia.
  • Aphasia.
  • Asperger's syndrome.
  • Auditory processing disorder.
  • Autistic spectrum disorder.
  • Behavioural difficulties- EBD, SEBD, SEMH.

What is the role of a teacher in special education? ›

Special education teachers serve as advocates for students with disabilities and special needs. This includes ensuring that all school officials and employees understand the importance of inclusion and how to best implement inclusion in all campus activities.

Do parents get money for an Ehcp? ›

Personal Budgets and Direct Payments

PBs are only available under EHCPs. Parents can request (though the LA are not obligated to provide) Direct Payments, where the LA provides the money for their child's support directly to the parents and they are then responsible/free to choose and source the support.

What are the 5 stages of an Ehcp? ›

(A) The views, interests and aspirations of the child and their parents, or of the young person (B) The child or young person's special educational needs (SEN) (C) The child or young person's health needs which relate to their SEN (D) The child or young person's social care needs which relate to their SEN (E) The ...

Can I claim benefits if my child has an Ehcp? ›

Can I Get DLA if My Child Has an EHCP? If you look after a child who has Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), you might be entitled to certain benefits such as Disability Living Allowance (DLA) whether they have an EHCP or not. You can visit the gov.uk website to read about what you're entitled to.

What did the 1981 Education Act do for SEN? ›

1981 The Education Act – paved the way for the integration of children with 'special needs' during the United Nations International Year of Disabled People. Education Act 1981 (following the 1978 Warnock Report): gave parents new rights in relation to special needs.

When did milk at school stop? ›

In 1968 Edward Short, the Labour Secretary of State for Education and Science, withdrew free milk from secondary schools for children over eleven. His successor, Conservative Margaret Thatcher withdrew free school milk from children over seven in 1971, earning her the nickname "Thatcher, the Milk Snatcher".

What did the 1970 Education Act do? ›


Commencement: 17 July, 1970. An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to the development and regulation of education, the registration and licensing of teachers in public and private schools and for other connected matters.

What area of SEN is ADHD? ›


Other children and young people may have attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attachment disorder.

Does ADHD come under SEN? ›

Some examples of SEN are:

Autism; Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (ADHD/ADD);

Is anxiety classed as send? ›

Anxiety can be a 'Special Educational Needs & Disability' issue (SEND), as clearly defined in the 'Special Educational Needs Code of Practice', since it is likely to impact on your child's ability to learn if left untreated.

What are the disadvantages of special schools? ›

  • Lack of integration: Students may only learn and interact with peers with special needs. ...
  • Stigma: The label special needs can have a stigma or negative connotation. ...
  • Social relations: Students in a special needs class may have problems relating to other kids in the class or school.

How do you adapt curriculum to special needs? ›

How we adapt the curriculum and learning environment for children & young people with SEN
  1. Use a range of teaching and learning styles.
  2. Differentiated learning materials.
  3. Access to ICT and Technology.
  4. Provide additional in class support.
  5. Provide additional out of class support.

Do SEN children have to follow the National Curriculum? ›

Independent schools for pupils with SEN

You are not required to follow the National Curriculum, but must offer a balanced and broadly based curriculum.

How do you get students to enjoy history? ›

There also are other creative methods that educators can use to excite students about history and bring the past to life.
  1. Multimedia approach. Combining audio and visual materials is an excellent way to engage students. ...
  2. Debates and reenactments. ...
  3. Field trips and community history projects.

How do you teach history in primary schools? ›

According to Ofsted, schools should:
  1. Build up pupils' subject knowledge. ...
  2. Use challenging vocabulary and test what pupils know. ...
  3. Equip pupils with a 'mental timeline' of the past. ...
  4. Ensure that pupils with SEND are supported. ...
  5. Failing to identify the knowledge that is most important for pupils to learn.
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How will you encourage the youth to read history books? ›

5 Ways to Encourage Students to Read
  • Read! Sounds simple and is simple. ...
  • Fill your room with books. ...
  • Be a good reading "role model" for your students. ...
  • Encourage your students to find new books on their own to read. ...
  • Invite students to socialize around reading.
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Why do students lack interest in history? ›

The results showed that: the students' reluctance mostly was because the history teachers did not give the students the opportunity to dialogue and participate; the teachers' questions focus on memorizing and remembering; the history subject is theoretical where there is no practical application; the lack of ...

What is the fastest way to learn history answers? ›

But fret not, here are some brilliant History-studying hacks that you can use to muster history on your fingertips.
  1. Fill some colors in your History book. ...
  2. Add dog-ears and annotations to different chapters. ...
  3. Create charts and timelines to connect events. ...
  4. Peek into some visual cues.
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How do you make learning history fun for kids? ›

Some you can probably find in the library or find very cheaply at Thrift Books or eBay.
  1. Museums and Virtual Field Trips. Museums and living history museums are some of the best ways for kids to see history and have fun. ...
  2. Movies and Videos. ...
  3. Google Earth. ...
  4. History Games to Make Learning History Fun.
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What should be the approach to study history? ›

Thus, historical study takes many forms. Among the most common thematic approaches to historical analysis are social history, cultural/intellectual history, military history, diplomatic history, political history, economic history, and environmental history.

What sources of information do people use to learn history? ›

Primary sources may include diaries, letters, interviews, oral histories, photographs, newspaper articles, government documents, poems, novels, plays, and music. The collection and analysis of primary sources is central to historical research.

What does good history teaching look like? ›

Such teachers teach students to establish historical significance, use primary source evidence, identify continuity and change, analyze cause and consequence, take historical perspectives, and understand the ethical dimension of historical interpretations.

Which method is most useful for teaching history at primary level? ›

Hence, it could be concluded that the story-telling method is more useful for teaching history at the primary level.

How should history be taught children? ›

Here are some more strategies for making history fun for preschoolers:
  1. Start with Personal and Family History. ...
  2. Try Easy-to-Read Historical Books. ...
  3. Nurture Your Child's Interests. ...
  4. Learning about History Can Be Fun for Kids. ...
  5. And check out our previous blogs on teaching children other school subjects:
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What can be done at school to improve research in history? ›

Historical Research Skills for the Classroom
  • Selecting a topic.
  • Effectively searching for sources.
  • Identifying credible sources.
  • reading primary and secondary sources for meaning.
  • asking historical questions.
  • taking meaningful notes.
  • organizing ideas.
  • making arguments based on evidence.
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What activities can be done to promote good reading? ›

10 Ways to Promote Independent Reading
  • Host a book club. ...
  • Collaborate with your local library. ...
  • Host a young author read-aloud. ...
  • Reenact favorite books. ...
  • Mystery check-outs. ...
  • Make time for independent reading. ...
  • Lead by example. ...
  • Host a reading-related event.
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How do we appreciate the importance of history? ›

History Builds Empathy Through Studying the Lives and Struggles of Others. Studying the diversity of human experience helps us appreciate cultures, ideas, and traditions that are not our own – and to recognize them as meaningful products of specific times and places.


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