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  • Past Event Resources

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    In this section you will find presentations and handouts, plus podcasts from HA events, including our annual conference. Click here to access these resources...

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  • The Legacy of the Crusades

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    The Legacy of the Crusades: memory, myth and misuse in the Modern Age - Jonathan Phillips, Royal Holloway, University of London This podcast was recorded at the HA Annual Conference 2016 which took place at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. This talk explored the contrasting memories and legacies of the...

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  • London History Forum

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    Date: Friday 11 November 2016 Venue: British Library, London Book through Eventbrite now... 'The past has always been the handmaid of authority'. - J.H. Plumb We’ve all heard that common lament that history is about dead white ruling men; but what of the untold stories that make up the rich...

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  • Northern History Forum

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    Date: Wednesday 16 November 2016 Venue: Leeds Trinity University 'The past has always been the handmaid of authority'. - J.H. Plumb We’ve all heard that common lament that history is about dead white ruling men; but what of the untold stories that make up the rich fabric of history? The...

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  • Narrative analysis and new history curricula

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Zoë Howells, History consultant ‘Narrative’ is no longer such a dirty word, and has become a feature of many a classroom and increasingly, many a student’s exercise book. Intrigued by the inclusion of ‘narrative analysis’ in new...

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  • Vikings: ruthless killers or peaceful settlers?

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Sarah Whitehouse, University of the West of England The Vikings have been a popular choice for primary schools in the past and continue to be in the National Curriculum 2014. This does not mean that teaching the...

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  • How can knowledge help us in long-term planning and assessment?

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. The elephant in the room: knowledge. How can knowledge help us in long-term planning and assessment?    Christine Counsell, University of Cambridge It seems so obvious to history teachers that historical knowledge is vital that very often...

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  • Using Satire

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. ‘You’ve got to be joking’: using the satire of The Wipers Times trench newspaper to wipe away a false sense of period. Carolyn Massey, Thomas Deacon Academy The Wipers Times began when members of the 12th Battalion...

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  • Learning to love linear?

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Some ideas for the successful introduction of the new A-levels. Diana Laffin, The Sixth Form College Farnborough This workshop provided some ideas for meeting the challenge of the new linear A-Levels.  It included strategies for tackling the...

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  • Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Emma Manners, Fountains Abbey and Kate Brennan, Act the Facts This workshop explored some exciting new approaches to site studies using case studies from Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and AS/A-level.  Emma and Kate showed how...

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  • Incorporating Holocaust Education into the primary curriculum

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Carole Turner, Kingsway Primary School and James Griffiths, National Holocaust Centre Teaching Holocaust Education to primary-aged children can be challenging.  The content matter needs sensitive handling, but important messages can be delivered through the medium of the...

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  • Self-evaluating history departments

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Taking the temperature – how close are you to boiling point? Heather Scott, Education & Leadership Consultant In this interactive seminar, we explored how we self-evaluate history departments – how healthy is yours? Are you using Ofsted...

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  • Lasting learning

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Carmel Bones, Director/Trainer Given the new linear GCSEs, this interactive session will provide principles and time-saving, take-away practical strategies to enhance thinking, motivation and lasting learning. It will help to build good history habits and autonomy which...

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  • Interpretations 16-19

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Arthur Chapman, UCL Institute of Education What is the point of teaching about historical interpretations at A-level? Why do students find interpretations challenging? How can we help them develop their understandings of: (a) what historical interpretations are...

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  • Thinking thematically at GCSE

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Alf Wilkinson, Consultant & author Both AQA and OCR have new thematic units on Power and Democracy; in effect from Magna Carta to today. What is the key to getting to grips with this unit, and how...

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  • Helping students to understand the making of America

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Alex Ford, Leeds Trinity University The American Civil War is an extremely complex topic for students to understand. Having been been an A-level staple for a long time, it has now made its way into many GCSE...

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  • Uncovering archives

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Alison Glew & Jen Newby, My Learning Where can you easily access archive collections online? What sort of classroom activities can they inspire? Discover how to weave original archival sources into engaging lesson plans. This workshop focuses...

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  • A cross-curricular approach to the Battle of the Somme

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Jules Wooding, Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life There can be few people who have not heard of the Battle of the Somme and most of them associate it with the events of 1 July 1916.  But the...

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  • British values and identities

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Andrew Wrenn, History consultant What exactly are the British values that schools are now obliged to teach? How British are they? How do they overlap with identity when pupils can share membership of more than one culture...

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  • Strategies, stories and soldiers

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Allison Robinson, Crofton Junior School
 Two battles fought over a millennium apart. This year marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme and 950 years since the Battle of Hastings. The enquiry seeks to discover the...

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