Causation in History

The second session. This reading resource is designed to be used alongside my ‘Collapse of the Tsarist Empire Game‘ (published in the journal Teaching History, Number 149). The game serves as an introduction to the concept of causation in History, and asks pupils to grapple with E.H. Carr’s seminal work on historical causation (Chapter 4 in his…

From Positivism to Postmodernism

The third session. This reading resource can stand alone as an introduction to positivist and postmodernist approaches to history, although I use it alongside an activity on how the Third Crusade has been interpreted differently, which I wrote up in an article on ‘Reading and Writing Narrative‘ (available from the journal Teaching History, Number 156) . The…