Teaching Controversial History in the Classroom


This CPD course will provide an introduction to the Parallel Histories methodology for teaching controversial historical methods, and to Parallel Histories’ resources.

This CPD course is self-paced and will take no longer than 30 minutes to complete.

For support or comments email sarah@parallelhistories.org.uk

What You'll Learn

  • 01 Parallel narratives: Challenge the students to engage and come to their own view

    • 1 Introducing Parallel Narratives
    • 2 Dear Parent: why your child is learning histories not history
  • 02 Sources: Learn like a historian, through the evidence

    • 3 Build the students’ knowledge and skills through the sources
  • 03 Debates: Making speaking normal practice

    • 4 Classroom debates
    • 5 Peer-to-Peer Feedback
  • 04 Review your learning

    • 6 Review your learning