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Developing Chronological Understanding: A Brief Introduction

Teaching to develop chronological knowledge and understanding can appear both a vague and a complex task, much less straightforward than teaching about a historical individual, topic or period. So one aim of these brief notes, by Ian Dawson, is to be helpful and reassuring.

Children will learn most effectively if their school has undertaken long-term planning of work on chronology across KS1 and KS2 so that several teachers at least are building on the layers of understanding laid down by their colleagues. These notes therefore set out some of the issues involved in effective learning and teaching in relation to chronological understanding.

Please visit Ian’s free site, Thinking History, for the full article.