‘Complete’ children’s book on Welsh history ‘a game changer’, according to publisher
A book by one of Wales’ most established historians is a “game changer” for the public’s understanding of the nation’s history, according to the publisher.
In Rooted history, Dr Elin Jones takes readers on a visual journey through more than 5,000 years of history throughout Wales. According to Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, the book is a “complete and must-see book in the history of Wales, from the Cromlechi to the Senedd” and is suitable for ages 8 to 12.
The book asks who were the first to live in Wales, why is Glyndŵr so important to the Welsh, what was Wales’ role in the slave trade and what influence did the sea have. had on our history?
The cover of the book features the Wales Red Wall, representing local areas of Wales as well as various campaigns such as Black Lives Matter and the fight for LGBT + rights.
The English book will be published with the Welsh version Hanes yn y Tir.
Gwasg Carreg Gwalch said that “representing the history of Wales in all its rich diversity was at the heart of the work”.
“Over the past year, we have gained a new appreciation for the importance of learning about the history of marganized communities, as well as an appreciation of education as a tool against racism and all other forms of prejudice, ”they said.
“This is the most comprehensive, colorful and ambitious Welsh history book for children. He’s a game changer.
A virtual launch was held on September 29, which you can attend by following this link.
Dr Elin Jones, the author of the books taught in the schools of Preseli, Rhydfelen and Cwm Rhymni before being appointed head of education at the National Museum. Part of his job then was to collaborate with experts to prepare resources for learners.
In 1996, she began working as a consultant to the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority of Wales, which included the regulation of qualifications in history, the development of the history curriculum and assessment methods, as well as the ordering of educational resources in history.
She chaired the working group tasked with preparing the report to the Minister of Education on the Welsh curriculum, history and history of Wales in 2013.