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  • Save on HA Membership – join with other schools in your MAT

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    At the HA, we know that budgets are tight and being able to afford access to the best CPD, guidance and support is increasingly difficult. We are here to help. If you are part of a Multi-Academy Trust or federation, or soft federation of local authority schools, you can save money on...

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  • Save on HA Membership – join with other schools in your MAT

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    At the HA, we know that budgets are tight and being able to afford access to the best CPD, guidance and support is increasingly difficult. We are here to help. If you are part of a Multi-Academy Trust or federation, or a soft federation of local authority schools, you can save money...

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  • Primary History 83: Out now

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    Access Primary History 83 – Free to HA Primary Members Editorial Once again we have a wide variety of articles to pique your interest and suggest new ideas or approaches that you might try out in school. I am constantly impressed by the sheer range of contributions that we receive for...

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  • The Berlin Wall – 30 years on

    1st November 2019

    The Berlin Wall was one of the most important symbols of the political and ideological divisions in Europe during the Cold War. The physical presence of a wall that quite literally cut a city, a country and Europe into two sides was a constant reminder of how separate East and...

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  • The poppy and remembrance

    1st November 2019

    Historian Paula Kitching reflects on the enduring symbol of the poppy. It’s that time of year again when people start to pin a poppy to their lapel. Throughout late spring and summer the poppy grows wild all over Europe, and then for a few weeks each year the poppy stops...

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  • What's Happening in Black British History? XI

    31st October 2019

    Book now to attend What's Happening in Black British History? XI – the 11th in an Institute of Commonwealth Studies series exploring the history of peoples of African origin and descent in Britain. It's a full-day event running from 10am–6pm, followed by a Drinks Reception. The packed programme features: Special Retrospective session In Memoriam...

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  • Write your own Historical Fiction 2019 – The Winners!

    17th October 2019

    This year we had a wonderful response, with more entries than ever before from secondary schools. There was also an excellent response from primary schools and in both categories entries came from International schools as well as schools in the UK – so a BIG WELL DONE to everyone who...

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  • Modern China at 70

    1st October 2019

    Right now some of you are thinking ‘but China is far older than 70’, and while you are correct, the China we know today – Modern China – is indeed only 70 years old. The Ancient China of the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and priceless Ming vases was upended and...

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  • Teaching History 176: Out now

    1st October 2019

    Read Teaching History 176 Widening Vistas "History is like a palimpsest, a medieval parchment in which, as the ink of one set of writing faded, another document was written on top of it, until over the years several layers of writing accumulated, one on top of the other…" In this...

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  • Black History Month 2019

    1st October 2019

    Black History Month is now a well-established part of the year, with many schools and communities using the month as a way to celebrate Black culture as well as individuals from the Black communities and no longer just as a way to campaign for greater inclusion. Here at the HA...

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  • Great new sponsor for the Great Debate

    1st October 2019

    We are pleased to announce that BBC History magazine and BBC World Histories have teamed up with the Historical Association to sponsor the Great Debate – one of the country’s leading speaking competitions for 15 to 18 year olds. The Historical Association has been running the Great Debate for over...

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  • Historical anniversaries calendar

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    Historical anniversaries can be a great way to get children and young people interested in a subject or to raise awareness about a particular issue. We've put together a calendar of some of the significant historical anniversaries coming up over the next 12 months from October 2019 to September 2020, as well as the regular...

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  • Remembering and celebrating

    27th September 2019

    Congratulations to Charlotte Lee who got married earlier this year and decided to remember her late father in the most incredible way. Stephen J Lee was Head of History at Bromsgrove School in Birmingham, UK. His publications include Russia and the USSR (Routledge, 2005) and Hitler and Nazi Germany, 2nd...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2019 – Winners

    16th September 2019

    Each year the Historical Association partners with The Spirit of Normandy Trust to award young historians who have shown excellent knowledge and demonstrated historical argument around a subject associated with a series of themes. The competition is divided into age brackets and the entry at secondary level is by essay judged...

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  • Catch up with the new-look HA News

    10th September 2019

    Welcome to the first of a new format for HA News, with a new look, a new editor, and a new feature article exploring historical anniversaries and themes. HA News now also includes Tony Badger's President's Column. The latest edition also includes updates from the HA plus our education team and committees, news of Jubilee Fellows for...

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  • London History Forum: Curriculum evolution

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    This autumn's London History Forum focuses on the theme of curriculum evolution and will examine new ways to think about and develop our curricula. It will feature a keynote from Michael Riley in addition to a fantastic range of primary and secondary workshops sharing different schools' experiences of curriculum architecture and design,...

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  • Battle of Arnhem Anniversary

    2nd September 2019

    This September marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem in 1944 - otherwise known as Operation Market Garden. Launched on 17 September, it was an Allied attack to take further parts of Western Europe from Nazi control and continue the push created over the summer. Building on the successes...

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  • Congratulations on your GCSE results

    22nd August 2019

    The Historical Association extends a hearty well done to all those who have achieved a pass in GCSE history this year. Studying for an exam is never easy, especially when you have so many subjects to study at once. We at the HA are pleased that you’ve stuck with a...

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  • Historian 142: Out now

    16th August 2019

    Read The Historian 142 Anyone who attends the Lincolnshire Branch of the Historical Association will recognise the genesis of this issue in the talk I gave to the Branch entitled ‘A Tour down the By-Ways of History’ in April 2018. This featured some of the interesting characters I had come...

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  • 2019 A-level results

    15th August 2019

    The 2019 A-level results are out – congratulations to all of you! We hope you got the results you wanted. But whatever the outcome, getting this far along the qualification ladder is something to be proud of. The HA would very much like to thank everyone who has helped with...

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