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  • National Archives to illuminate 1920s Britain with new online resource

    2nd October 2018

    The UK National Archives have posted online an array of fascinating documents and pictures illuminating the history of the 1920s, a decade that saw enormous changes in British society. The new resouce makes available 67 letters, cartoons, photographs, official documents and handwritten notes covering the General Strike, hunger marches and unemployment, the...

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  • Black History Month 2018

    2nd October 2018

    In the UK October is Black History Month – a few weeks of the year when men and women of colour are featured in classrooms and beyond. Is this to raise awareness of the diversity of the people of the past, or of people now, or the diversity around us...

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  • Teaching History 172: Out now

    23rd September 2018

    Access Teaching History 172 here (free to HA Secondary Members) Editorial: Cause and consequence While we suspect that few history teachers would accept EH Carr’s famous dictum that ‘the study of history is a study of causes’, causality is such a mainstay of school history that it seems surprising that...

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  • Archaeologists discover buried Roman village in Alderney

    31st August 2018

    Excavations in Alderney have uncovered what looks to be the largest and oldest Roman settlement yet found in the Channel Islands, buried beneath sand in what is now Longis Common. Dating back to the 2nd Century BC and possibly covering an area of up to 5,000 square metres, the village was...

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  • Report on the Historical Association Tour of Cardiff and its environs

    31st August 2018

    Twenty-three  people met in the comfortable Clayton Hotel in central Cardiff in June to attempt to assimilate two thousand years of Welsh history in a week. We were blessed with a heatwave, a bustling city environment, and a lot to see. We started on the eastern edge of South Wales...

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  • The Historian 138: Out now

    23rd August 2018

    We are drawing towards the close of the First World War centenary. This November there will be lots of stories in the media about that period. We wanted to get some of our coverage done early – partly before you all get bogged down with an overload, but also to...

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  • GCSE results 2018

    23rd August 2018

    Teachers – well done on getting your students this far – time for a pat on the back. (Congratulations to students too!) We know it’s been a tough few years – new exam, with new subject areas and no time to embed or try out the new approaches, but you’ve...

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  • GCSEs are changing

    8th August 2018

    The government has reformed GCSE qualifications in England to make them more demanding. You can find out more about the new GCSEs here or by watching this short video. By 2020, all GCSEs in England will be graded using numbers instead of letters. The new grading scale runs from 9 to...

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  • DfE clarifies reference to enquiry-based learning

    8th August 2018

    Following the Department of Education’s recent call for pilot schools to bid for Curriculum Development Funds, the Historical Association (HA) sought clarification specifically connected to disciplinary understanding. Within the guidance, the DfE sets out its criteria for programmes, one of which is that they should be structured on the basis of...

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  • New research sheds light on downfall of Classic Maya civilisation

    3rd August 2018

    The Maya was one of the world’s greatest ancient civilisations, and its apparently sudden decline in the 9th century AD has long been a subject for historical debate.   Now scientists have found evidence which appears to confirm the theory that the large-scale abandonment of Maya city states was precipitated by a massive drought...

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  • Primary History 79: Out now

    16th July 2018

    Access Primary History 79 (Free to HA Primary members) As the academic year draws to a close I find myself reflecting on the trials and tribulations, successes and regrets of the past 12 months. This is now the end of my third year at this school and it has felt...

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  • Becoming an Effective Primary History Subject Leader: new dates for 2019/2020

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    New dates released for 2019/20 Monday 7 October 2019 – London (completed)Monday 24 February 2020 – NorfolkMonday 2 March 2020 – BristolWednesday 25 March 2020 – ManchesterTuesday 9 June 2020 – London Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm Course Leader: Chris Trevor Price: HA members £150 plus VAT/fees, non-members £200 plus VAT/fees Did...

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  • Photo archive reveals healthcare before the NHS

    5th July 2018

    A fascinating collection of more than 4,000 photographs uncovered in the Historic England Archive is giving up its secrets after more than 70 years and is now accessible to the public.  Staff at Historic England’s Archive in Swindon recently discovered 4,050 black and white photographic prints taken by the Topical...

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  • HA Awards Evening 2018

    5th July 2018

    At the end of a sweltering June the Historical Association gathered in London for our annual awards evening. Each year this wonderful event is an opportunity to celebrate some of the people that make history happen across the country on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. For 2018 as the...

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  • Women’s Suffrage: history and citizenship resources for schools

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    Are you teaching 20th-century history in the spring term? Do you want to refresh your teaching of the campaign for women’s rights and equal representation? Don’t forget to register for the Suffrage Resources website, a free resource developed specifically for schools to help teachers and students explore the rich history of...

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  • Teaching History 171: Out now

    24th June 2018

    Access Teaching History 171 here (Free to HA Secondary members) Editorial: Knowledge In recent years, lively debates about the role of knowledge and especially about pedagogies for ensuring its secure acquisition have raged across England’s educational landscape. Much of this has arisen from a new interest, by teachers, in the...

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  • Wolfson History Prize 2018 Winner Announced

    7th June 2018

    This year the Wolfson History Prize has been won by Professor Peter Marshall for Heretics and Believers: A history of the English Reformation. We would like to send our congratulations to Professor Marshall of the University of Warwick for his impressive win with an excellent book. A couple of years ago Professor...

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  • A Guide to Oral History for Schools and Youth Groups

    6th June 2018

    The Oral History Society's Schools and Young People Group has developed A Guide to Oral History for Schools and Youth Groups. This important set of resources is designed to support teachers and anyone working with young people on oral history projects. Oral history is a living history of everyone’s unique life experiences, and so is...

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  • Warth Mills Project uncovers last known survivor of World War II Internment Camp

    5th June 2018

    Jewish-German refugee Henry Wuga escaped Nazi Germany at 15 years old, but was arrested and falsely accused of espionage. The little-known history of Warth Mills WWII internment camp in Bury, Greater Manchester, is set to be revealed next week (June 2018) with the launch of a commemorative events programme and...

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  • HA Conference Round-up 2018

    25th May 2018

    Alas it is gone (possibly pursued by a bear or two). If you weren’t in Stratford-upon-Avon on the weekend of 18-19 May then you missed a corker. If you were there, please let us know what you thought by filling out our short HA conference evaluation form.  Day 1: Civil liberties, Cymbeline... and a lot...

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