History Detective (core activity)
2-3 hours total HISTORY, ENGLISH, Science
Pupil Sheets 1
Pupil Sheets 2
Did real life events happen in the way they do in the film drama, 'James'?
How do historians investigate the past?
Children investigate the historical evidence about Edward Jenner and James Phipps to find out whether real life events happened the way they do in the film. This history and English activity develops children’s ability in the key skills of historical enquiry, helping them start to use primary and secondary sources to answer simple history questions.
National Curriculum Links (England)
Upper KS2 (ages 9-11)
History Understanding how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources
Constructing informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information
English Retrieving, recording and presenting information from non-fiction
Providing reasoned justification for their views