Using ‘Drama for Learning’ to teach History

ABOUT THE COURSE

Drama can be used to help a class to actively engage with historical characters, situations, images, texts, diaries and other documents, in memorable ways. This course will offer ways to approach the teaching of history through drama, before taking teachers ‘step by step’ through at least one ‘History Through Drama’ unit (depending on the session time available), e.g. The Great Fire of London, Florence Nightingale, The Discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb, Evacuees.
Respect for historical evidence will be maintained throughout the drama, whilst raising children’s awareness that history can be re-told in different ways and for various purposes.

HANDOUTS

• A Drama Contract
• A Drama Strategies booklet
• A copy of the Powerpoint (as a PDF)
• 2 lesson plans
• 1 published article

COST

Twilights (up to 2 hours, on site or online): £200
Half day (up to 3 hours): £300
Full day (up to 6 hours): £600

Costs are based on up to 30 attendees. Above 30, please add 5% pp.
Please add travel @45p a mile, (capped at £150 for full days).

ADDITIONAL ADVICE AND SUPPORT AVAILABLE

• demonstration lessons with your classes,
• planning and teaching lessons in partnership with your teachers
• drama lesson observations and feedback,
• drama subject leader support and curriculum development planning
• whole school drama audits, review and development advice and support

To book a course and/or to arrange bespoke advice and support, email patrice@patricebaldwin.com

National Drama is hosting an online version of this course (2 sessions: KS1 & KS2). To book places on either or both sessions, click here