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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 Kindertransports: teaching challenging history at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. James Griffiths, National Holocaust Centre and Museum Through exploring the experiences of German Jewish children who grew up under the Nazi regime and left on the Kindertransports children can develop their historical knowledge of the period from...

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  • Responsive teaching: best practice formative assessment in history

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Harry Fletcher-Wood, Institute for Teaching Formative assessment allows us to respond to students’ needs rapidly and appropriately.  This presentation looks beyond gimmicky approaches to Assessment for Learning and agonising demands for ‘tripleimpact marking’, outlining what research in...

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  • The heart of history: practical approaches to teaching about historical interpretations

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Alex Ford, Leeds Trinity University Historical interpretations are now specified for teaching in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, but they remain one of the least taught aspects of the history curriculum. Can your students separate Kenez’s...

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  • Exploring literacies, language and communication

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Penelope Harnett, University of the West of England This workshop explores key questions such as Who was literate in past societies? Why and how did people in past societies communicate? What technologies were available for supporting communication?  Participants...

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  • Curriculum coherence into the new GCSE: best practice for KS3 History

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Zoë Howells and John Blake, Harris Federation The workshop sets out thinking behind designing a truly stretching, appropriate and historically sound curriculum at KS3 which develops students’ knowledge and understanding, as well as ability to write historically...

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  • WWFD? What would Figes do? Using an academic historian as the gold standard in the feedback loop

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Carolyn Massey, Thomas Deacon Academy An interactive workshop exploring the creation of academic, peer review communities in the classroom, involving the deployment of real historians as the gold standard for students’ knowledge, extended writing and peer review...

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  • The role of historical sites in the new GCSE

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Emma Manners, National Trust and Steve Illingworth, Edge Hill University The new history GCSEs require a depth study from the medieval or early modern periods. For most teachers, this will be something new at this level. This workshop,...

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  • Loyalty and dissent: South Asia in the First World War

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Iqbal Husain, The National Archives This session shares with delegates some of the exciting ways in which The National Archives' Outreach Team are developing resources and partnerships to explore the often difficult and messy relationship Britain had with...

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  • Embedding GCSE History of Medicine

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Liz Egan, Thackray Medical Museum Thackray Medical Museum has recently launched a new range of online teacher resources, designed specifically to assist in the teaching of each of the new History of Medicine specifications (AQA Health and...

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  • Where were the women in Anglo-Saxon England?

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Karin Doull, University of Roehampton Much of the documentary information about the AngloSaxon period deals with the lives of influential men as this was a period of colonisation, conflict and consolidation. Notwithstanding this, women can be found within...

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  • Grammar. Nazis. Historically rigorous approaches to integrating literacy into lessons

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Jim Carroll, Esher College History education stakeholders often report that students find extended writing prohibitively demanding. These stakeholders’ respective proposed solutions, however, have often been pluralistic to the point of contradiction. By systematically drawing on the recommendations...

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  • Women at the centre of history

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Katharine Burn and Jason Todd, University of Oxford The approach of the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act is a good time to take stock of the place of women in history. This workshop...

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  • Teaching diversity in the Primary History Curriculum

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Helen Crawford and Paul Bracey, University of Northampton This workshop considers the case for encompassing many histories in order to provide children at KS1 and KS2 with an inclusive understanding of the past. It includes reference to general principles as...

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  • ‘Therefore’, ‘so’, ‘because’, ‘So what?’ Strategies for mastery of historical argument and analytical thinking at A-level

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Arthur Chapman, UCL Institute of Education Analytical thinking is key to success at A-level. It is easier to identify its absence than it is to explain what it means. This workshop focuses on helping A-level history students understand...

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  • What does SLT need to know?

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Christine Counsell, The Inspiration Trust Frustrated by whole-school policies which might make sense in generic terms but which create profound distortions where history is concerned and compromise excellence and access? All middle managers need to report to SLT...

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  • Number, shape and theory in the historic world

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Karin Doull, University of RoehamptonApplying mathematical skills to develop historical understanding. This workshop investigates how maths can be used within the study of history to develop skills and enhance understanding. We consider how maths can be used...

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  • Using ASDAN’s History Short Course with SEND learners

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Gareth Davey, Bank View SchoolA look at how the ASDAN History Short Course has been used in a post-16 setting with SEND learners and how the course has helped to develop both academic and practical skills for...

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  • How to do a local study in four easy steps

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Catherine McHarg and Lois Gyves, Historic England Fulfilling the local study element of the curriculum at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 doesn’t have to mean spending loads of your time re-creating the entire history of...

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  • Helping A-level students make reasoned judgements in their argumentative writing

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. David Brown, The Sixth Form College Farnborough and Dani Hilliard, University of Exeter Making reasoned judgements based on ‘valid criteria’ is a key part of assessment across the new A-levels.  However, for A-level students this is an...

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