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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Protecting the curriculum jewel of ‘interpretations’

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. The importance of an ‘S’: polishing and protecting the curriculum jewel of ‘interpretations’ (plural) Christine Counsell, University of Cambridge Since 1991, a distinctive property of England’s National Curriculum for history has been the study of others’ ‘interpretations’...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Teaching the Crusades beyond KS3

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Richard Kerridge, Mildenhall College Academy Most teachers probably teach something about the Crusades at Key Stage 3, whether using the First Crusade to show the religious nature of the medieval period or the Third Crusade to highlight...

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  • Nurturing aspirations for elite universities

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Lucy Hemsley, Cheltenham Bournside School & Sixth Form Centre What can schools do to support potential history Oxbridge applicants? Research suggests that A-level alone is not adequate preparation, but there is very little information publicly available on...

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  • Teaching 2016 GCSE and making it stick

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Richard McFahn, Head of Humanities & founder of History Resource Cupboard GCSE is changing: new topics, a thematic study, a greater emphasis on knowledge and interpretations, more content to cover and all of this to be tested...

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  • Getting away from the A-level trudge

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Sacha Cinnamond, Mildenhall College Academy This workshop provides some ideas for navigating through the mass of content at A-level yet still making it interactive, engaging and fun. While acknowledging that when the exam devil drives, enlightened ‘spoon-feeding’...

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  • Whose (hi)stories are we telling?

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Katherine Burn, University of Oxford This workshop explores the process of planning a rigorous and engaging historical enquiry that begins with the extraordinary story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, in the context of the transatlantic slave trade and...

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