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Publication - Dr Kate Hawkey

    Moving forward, looking back:

    Historical perspective, ‘Big History’ and the return of the longue durée: Time to develop our scale hopping muscles. Teaching History, 158. March.

    Citation

    Hawkey, K, 2015, ‘Moving forward, looking back: Historical perspective, ‘Big History’ and the return of the longue durée: Time to develop our scale hopping muscles. Teaching History, 158. March. ’. Teaching History, vol 158., pp. 40-49

    Abstract

    ‘Big history’ is a term receiving
    a great deal of attention at
    present, particularly in North
    America where considerable
    sums of money have been
    invested in designing curricula
    and assessment tools to help
    teachers teach history at far
    larger scales of time than
    normal. Hawkey considers the
    pros and cons of incorporating
    components of ‘big history’ into
    history curricula , recognising
    some of the limitations of the
    approach, but nevertheless
    finding important ideas upon
    which history teachers might
    draw. In particular, Hawkey
    identifies three ways in which
    teachers might start to think
    about how some of the ideas of
    ‘big history’ might find a home
    in current history curricula.

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