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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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  • Commonwealth 2018 Classroom Education pack

    8th February 2018

    The Department for Education has recently published its Commonwealth 2018 Classroom Education pack. The free resource has been designed in collaboration with the British Council and Commonwealth Secretariat, the pack contains four classroom-based activities themed around the Commonwealth and has been designed to help pupils deepen their understanding of the...

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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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  • 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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  • Curriculum Update Spring 2018

    8th March 2018

    As you may well be aware, Ofsted has been carrying out research into the breadth and coherence of the curriculum offered to all young people. In deciding to conduct this investigation, the Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman acknowledged that Ofsted ought to consider its own role in what has been happening...

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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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  • EuroClio Guidebook for History Textbook Authors and Handbook on Intercultural Citizenship

    6th March 2017

    "On a Common Path" In February 2017, Lebanese Association for History president Nayla Hamadeh attended a meeting of the League of Arab States on behalf of EUROCLIO – European Association of History Educators. The meeting was called for by Ms. Samia Bibars, Director of the Inter-Civilizational Dialogue Department at the...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gillian Burnett awarded British Empire Medal (BEM)

    13th June 2017

    The twenty-first Annual Dinner of the Isle of Wight branch was held at the Brading Roman Villa. Fifty members and invited guests assembled before the Dinner in the Villa itself to witness the Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Major General Martin White CB CBE JP, representing Her Majesty...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • HA Awards Evening 2019

    17th July 2019

    On a hot afternoon in July key figures of the history world came together to celebrate history in all its diversity. Throughout the year, across the UK individuals with a passion for history work to educate, inform, entertain and excite those around them about the past. The Historical Association awards...

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  • HA Conference 2020

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    As you will be aware, after careful consideration in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, earlier this year we took the difficult decision to postpone the HA's Annual Conference. Rather than cancelling, because of the risks to adults meeting in large groups we are now holding our conference virtually from 11-14 November 2020. We...

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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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  • 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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