The History Detectives

History Detective (core activity)
2-3 hours  total  HISTORY, ENGLISH, Science

Key Questions
Did real life events happen in the way they do in the film drama, 'James'?
How do historians investigate the past?

Activity Overview
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.

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