Emily Davison & Rosa Parks

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By John Davis

Find out more about these two prominent women from the Key Stage 1 History curriculum.

The 2014 Primary History curriculum aims to instil in pupils a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It also states that history teaching should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.

Taking an in-depth look at two of the figures mentioned specifically in the Key Stage 1 Subject Content is a great way to unlock this curiosity, whilst also introducing your children to the broader concepts of change and continuity and cause and consequence.

Studying Emily Davison and Rosa Parks will enable your students to gain a historically-grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘suffrage’ and ‘civil rights’. The activities below are also geared towards encouraging children to focus on the chronology of events and the snowball effect that can be instigated by a single incident.

Emily Davison and Rosa Parks

Emily Davison

Emily Davison was a militant suffragette who fought for women’s suffrage in Britain. Begin your lesson by sharing the story of her life and achievements with the class.

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