Pearson and Parallel Histories to partner to encourage more schools to teach Middle East history
Pearson is partnering with the specialist educational charity, Parallel Histories, to introduce a new way for young people to learn about Middle East history at GCSE level.
The idea, which was conceived following input from leading historians, teachers and advocacy groups, will provide teachers and schools with a package of dynamic digital learning resources for the topic, consisting of primary source materials, videos and digital resources.
Crucially, this will allow the students to engage with this highly contested and ‘live’ period in history in a balanced way, while also developing their critical thinking skills.
Sharon Hague, Managing Director of Pearson School Qualifications, said:
Michael Davies, Editor, Parallel Histories, said:
The new support will be in place for teaching in September 2022 and replaces previous textbooks on this topic.
Pearson will invite pioneer schools to help pilot this initiative and will work together with them to build this new way of teaching and supporting. If you would like to find out more about being involved in piloting resources, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free extra support and professional development will also be provided for teachers to help them teach this contested history confidently and effectively – and ultimately to encourage even more schools to offer this important topic at GCSE level.