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  • Suffrage Poster Competition Winners

    17th July 2019

    Congratulations to four students from Newport Girls' High School – Daniah, Romaisa, Hetavi and Saira – who created the winning poster for our Suffrage competition. The poster had a modern message while demonstrating research and inspiration from a local suffragist from the past. The judges at the HA were very...

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  • Young Quills Awards 2019 – the winners

    16th July 2019

    Announcing this year’s winners of the HA's Young Quills Historical Fiction Competition for children and young adults: 6–10 years category: Janina Ramirez for Riddle of the Runes (Oxford University Press) 11–13 years category: Pippa Goodhart for The Great Sea Dragon Discovery (Catnip Publishers) 14 years and above category: Elizabeth Wein...

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  • Get ahead in Primary teaching

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    Calling all primary trainee teachers!  Are you currently training to be a primary teacher with a history specialism? To help kick-start your teaching career the HA offer a two-year trainee membership deal for just £49.00 – which works out at less than £2 per month. This deal is over 33% cheaper than...

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  • The Chartered Teacher Programme (CTHist)

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    Chartered Teacher of History (CTHist) status is designed to ensure that teachers who choose to remain within the classroom have their contributions and expertise recognised and to provide an assurance for senior leaders that history staff are committed to their continued development. This accreditation confers a distinction on its holder...

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  • Get ahead in Secondary teaching

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    Calling all secondary trainee teachers! To help kick-start your teaching career the HA offer a two-year trainee membership deal for just £72.00 – which works out at less than £3 per month. This deal is over 10% cheaper than standard concessionary membership, and also includes a special renewal offer at the end of your...

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  • The HA Student Zone is transforming

    11th July 2019

    Following your feedback, exciting changes are afoot for the HA Student Zone. The new and restructured area will offer an array of resources, focusing on developing interpretations skills and enhancing subject knowledge for students aged 16–18. Curated topic guides Specially curated topic guides will provide a companion to students preparing...

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  • One Giant Leap – 50 years since the Apollo 11 Moon landing

    2nd July 2019

    “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” is one of the most famous sentences of the 20th century, and it was about science and exploration not conflict – or was it? For centuries humanity has stared at the Moon and attributed to it portents of good...

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  • Good Evening Sweetheart: real-life romance of young couple separated by WWII

    2nd July 2019

    Historical romances are not always confined to fiction and flights of fancy – sometimes they actually occur within our own communities. The real-life romantic story of two young people separated by war was uncovered by Sue and Peter Mowforth who revealed the experience of their parents in a talk to the...

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  • Centenary of the Treaty of Versailles 1919

    1st July 2019

    The end of June 2019 marked the centenary of the formal ending of the First World War. 11 November 1918 was only the Armistice – it needed a peace treaty to truly end the war. The Treaty of Versailles between the Allies and Germany was signed on 28 June 1919:...

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  • Imagining History: creative fieldwork for young historical writers

    6th June 2019

    The Imagining History Programme of The Young Walter Scott Prize offers immersive and site-specific workshops for young historians exploring the human aspects of history, and young writers exploring history as a source for inspiration. Open to students of secondary school age in groups of 15 (give or take). The 2019 programme will...

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  • HA Conference Round-up 2019

    3rd June 2019

    We knew the line-up of speakers was good, we knew that the historic city of Chester was a great choice, we knew the hotel would be welcoming, we knew we were going to cover around 2,000 years’ worth of history from the Romans to the current day in two days...

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  • Remembering D-Day: 75 years on

    3rd June 2019

    This month it will be the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. That courageous and astounding action was one of the key turning points that led to the end of the Second World War and the defeat of Nazism. The further in time we move from that day...

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  • Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning

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    Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning is an international programme supporting teaching and learning about global issues, running from 2018 to 2020. It is funded by UK Government with the British Council, in partnership with the Geographical Association. Historical Association and several other Subject Associations are involved too. Connecting Classrooms builds...

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  • Historian 141: Out now

    22nd May 2019

    Read The Historian 141 The intention for this edition of The Historian was to raise the profile of local history by exploring some new approaches, or at least some new emphases. You will find that these include my attempt to expand from my original conditioning, as an ‘adherent’ of W.G...

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  • Why subject must be at the heart of teachers' early career framework

    20th May 2019

    Dear Sir, We were collectively pleased to note the emphasis that has been given to good subject knowledge within the Government's Recruitment and Retention strategy and in the accompanying Early Career Framework. We wholeheartedly agree that developing teachers’ subject knowledge early in their career is essential for developing their expertise as quickly...

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  • Young Quills 2019 shortlist

    10th May 2019

    Books, books, books – we’ve been surrounded by books in the HA office and what is more, we’ve been relying on other people to tell us about them. Yes, it’s been Young Quills reviewing time. From the start of this year pupils and students around the country have been delving...

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  • Young Quills 2019 shortlist

    10th May 2019

    Books, books, books – we’ve been surrounded by books in the HA office and what is more, we’ve been relying on other people to tell us about them. Yes, it’s been Young Quills reviewing time. From the start of this year pupils and students around the country have been delving...

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  • Ofsted consultation – the HA response

    30th April 2019

    It is important that Ofsted responds to teachers' and schools' concerns and thoughts and updates its procedures. That is a key reason why we have been happy to draw together the thoughts of the history teaching community to the recent Ofsted public consultation. Much of what they are proposing to...

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  • Teaching History 174: Out now

    12th April 2019

    Structure pervades our professional lives. From timetables to exam specs; from paragraph cohesion to causal mind maps; from boxing-match debates to formal moots, we spend a lot of time organising ourselves or our students into useful patterns. Even our lessons which exist on the edge of chaos require a lot...

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  • Great Debate 2019 winners

    3rd April 2019

    On Saturday 30 March 2019, a bright spring day, 21 students gathered at Windsor Castle for the Historical Association Great Debate final. The 21 finalists had already successfully won their local heats from across the UK and now they stood in the historic vaulted Vicar’s Hall, St George’s House, a stone's throw...

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