History lessons for young pupils, from the age of five, are useful. From that age on, the teacher can help pupils develop a simple understanding of historical time. At a later age they deepen this understanding. For example, they can link dates to periods in history. The development of the understanding of historical time an essential objective in history education, which is separate from the development of clock and calendar time. Timelines support pupils in getting an overview, making chronology visible and making connections.
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