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  • CPD Guides

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    The HA offers a number of static online CPD guides that can be accessed by members at any time and worked through at your own pace. If you are a new teacher, returning teacher or a subject coordinator looking at supporting and developing history in your school, why not try...

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  • Primary Curriculum Schemes of Work

    19th July 2016

    At the HA, we understand how difficult it can be planning for and resourcing new curriculum topics, which is why we are helping our members by devising a whole new series of schemes of work. Already published are: Ancient Greece Ancient Egypt Ancient Sumer Anglo-Saxons and Vikings How did the...

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  • Survive and Thrive as an Primary History Trainee and NQT

    Article

    As a primary trainee or NQT, you might be faced with a situation in which you are expected to teach history having received little or no subject specific training. Our new guide Survive and Thrive as a Primary History Trainee and NQT has been written by trainee and early career...

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  • Assessment and Progression without levels

    Article

    Assessment and Progression without levels: where do we go from here? The new Primary History National Curriculum is finally upon us. The first thing you might notice is that the level descriptions have gone. These were first introduced in 1995 and became the mainstay for assessing pupil progression and attainment...

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  • Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the kingdom of England

    Article

    The Vikings will be familiar territory to many primary teachers. For many, therefore, this section of the history curriculum should cause fewer headaches than others. This does not mean, however, that it is all straightforward. This article contains a number of elements that teachers might welcome including a timeline of...

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  • Assessment in Primary History - Guidance

    Multipage Article

    Whilst a number of schools have had well-considered assessment procedures for primary history, these represented a minority.  With the new national curriculum, the old level descriptions have been replaced by a single sentence attainment target which states that "by the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know,...

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  • The Vikings - Primary E-CPD

    Multipage Article

    The purpose of this unit is to provide for teachers' subject knowledge on the Vikings. This reflects a need for up-to-date and scholarly historical knowledge, but this also demonstrates that it is essential to see the Vikings as having diversified experiences and impacts over time in a variety of geographical contexts...

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  • A creative Egyptian project

    Article

    IntroductionIdeally when teaching history, teachers will look to deliver projects that will engage and motivate, hopefully making the hard work of being creative stimulating and rewarding, based upon questioning, enquiry, investigation of sources and reaching conclusions grounded in the evidence.Ancient Egypt is one of those history topics which, because it...

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  • In My View: Creativity & History

    Article

    Introduction A great deal has been written recently defining what is meant by creativity in primary education. And much has been written urging us to ‘teach creatively'. Yet there had been no exploration of what teaching creatively means in terms of teaching history until a group of colleagues and I...

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  • OFSTED, primary history and creativity

    Article

    Co-ordinators concerns: OFSTED, primary history and creativityI'm told the emphasis in schools now is for a rigorous approach to history where the children are taught the main facts and features of history. I recall a time not so long ago when the whole curriculum was about creativity but surely I...

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  • Diogenes: Creativity and the Primary Curriculum

    Article

    Diogenes: WHITHER CREATIVITY?! A consideration of the article Creativity and the Primary CurriculumIn June 2010 the journal Primary Headship included an article entitled Creativity and the Primary Curriculum which endeavoured to pull together a range of positions as to where the curriculum might be going in the immediate future. These includedJim...

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  • T.E.A.C.H Online

    Multipage Article

    T.E.A.C.H. Online is a resource that follows on from the Historical Association's T.E.A.C.H. Report published in 2007 with support from DCSF. It offers further expert advice, case studies, materials and classroom resources for teachers of history on teaching emotive and controversial history from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 5. N.B....

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  • Local History through Drama (Bursary Project)

    Multipage Article

    A Campaign Project For Primary Schools Focusing On The Women Chain Makers Strike Of 1910.  The Historical Association was left a legacy by Joan Lewin which became the Joan Lewin Education Bursary Fund. Each year, applicants apply for grants for education projects surrounding aspects of teaching and learning, resources, or...

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  • Trinity School Museum Project (Bursary Project)

    Multipage Article

    The Historical Association was left a legacy by Joan Lewin which became the Joan Lewin Education Bursary Fund. Each year, applicants apply for grants for education projects surrounding aspects of teaching and learning, resources, or education research. In 2012, Siobhan Dickens carried out a project with students to create and...

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  • Time and Place; Using a Local Historical Site with Key Stage 2 and 3

    Multipage Article

    English Heritage and the Historical Association have teamed up to provide this great new CPD guide to getting the most out of local historical sites with your classes. This easy to follow unit provides the basis for an entire unit of local study using the built heritage around you. Examples...

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  • Studying The Tudors: Britain and the wider world in Tudor times

    Multipage Article

    The following unit gives some ideas to teachers on how to:a) improve subject knowledge;b) find useful contemporary sources (from Tudor times);c) link sources with the curriculum and with appropriate activities.

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  • Citizenship and History

    Multipage Article

    Welcome to this on-line self supported self-study UNIT on History and Citizenship Education. While the UNIT is designed for supported self-study we hope that you will work with a school mentor, and if available, a university tutor [Expert Learning Fellow or ELF].  This Citizenship and History Education UNIT introduces History/Citizenship Education...

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  • Storytelling

    Multipage Article

    N.B. This unit was produced before the new curriculum and therefore while much of the advice is still useful, there may be some out of date references or links. Why story telling is important in primary history  Story is the most wonderful way of engaging children with history. At the heart of...

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  • Inclusion

    Multipage Article

    Teachers face many challenges in tackling the issue of inclusive history teaching. Many teachers may not have formally studied History for many years, and modes of history teaching they experienced might be outdated. However such are the imperatives to teach history in an inclusive way (in response to the increasing...

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  • Teaching and learning through personal, family and local history

    Multipage Article

    This unit is concerned with the way that primary age pupils can make use of their own personal, family and local history to make sense of the world in which they live.   Such areas have always been seen as more directly to the children's experience but they can still present...

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