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History and Geography at Abbeys

History and geography are fundamental subjects in the primary curriculum for several reasons:

Understanding the World: History and geography help children make sense of the world around them. They learn about different cultures, societies, and environments, fostering a sense of global awareness and empathy.

Critical Thinking Skills: These subjects encourage critical thinking and analysis. Children learn to evaluate evidence, consider different perspectives, and draw conclusions, skills that are valuable in all aspects of life.

Cultural Literacy: Studying history and geography introduces children to important events, figures, and landmarks, providing them with a foundation of cultural literacy that helps them engage with the world throughout their lives.

Promoting Citizenship: Learning about historical events and geographical features helps children understand the rights, responsibilities, and values of being a citizen. They develop a sense of belonging to their community, country, and the wider world. Belonging is something we value at Abbeys primary. 

Developing Research Skills: History and geography encourage research skills such as gathering information from various sources, synthesising data, and presenting findings coherently, which are crucial in academic and professional settings.

Connecting Past and Present: By studying history, children learn how the past influences the present. They can see how events and decisions from the past shape societies and environments today, fostering a deeper understanding of current issues.

Respecting Diversity: History and geography expose children to diverse perspectives, cultures, and experiences, promoting tolerance, empathy, and respect for people of different backgrounds.

By teaching an engaging history and geography curriculum we are shaping well-rounded individuals who are knowledgeable, empathetic, and engaged citizens of the world.

Please see below some examples of the Children's work during History and Geography lessons