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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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  • Call for Papers: What's Happening in Black British History? (WHBBH) XII

    14th February 2020

    Following the success of our previous events in London, Liverpool, Bristol, Preston, Huddersfield and Leicester, we would like to invite you to the twelfth of the Black British History Workshops (WHBBHXII), which will be held at Bangor University on Thursday 30th April 2020. We welcome proposals for papers and presentations...

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  • Catch up on the latest updates with HA News

    4th February 2020

    In the spring edition of HA News Paula Kitching looks at VE day 75 years on, there is an inspiring 'What got me into history' and our Glasgow Branch share their experience of capturing memories from the First World War. We're also introducing a new Book Club feature to explore books that...

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  • 1917 – just another war film?

    31st January 2020

    First World War film 1917 was the big winner at the Bafta Film Awards this year, with seven prizes in total including best film and best British film.  'Yet another war film', some people may be thinking, but is it? When most of us think of war films it is of some...

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  • LGBT History Month 2020

    31st January 2020

    February is LGBT History Month, an opportunity to reflect on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights and issues. In recent times these issues have received a reasonable amount of coverage in the media – though not all of it positive – reflecting the gradual opening up of society in some...

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

    24th January 2020

    2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps and death camps (those that had not already been destroyed by fleeing Nazis). The horror and devastation that greeted the liberators of the different camps could hardly be described nor quite believed even when witnessing it. While the killing...

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  • Schools' History Prize 2020

    17th January 2020

    March is Women’s History Month and the Women's History Network Schools’ History Prize is a fantastic opportunity for students to get involved in ‘doing’ history. This year we are asking young researches to create a piece of art inspired by one of History’s Heroines. What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month...

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  • HA Conference 2020

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    Explore the programme and book your place on the HA conference website  Think hills, think port, think a mixture of architecture, think engineers, think interesting history and dark history and you will probably end up with the city of Bristol – and that is exactly where the HA annual conference...

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

    2nd January 2020

    2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps and death camps (those that had not already been destroyed by fleeing Nazis). The horror and devastation that greeted the liberators of the different camps could hardly be described nor quite believed even when witnessing it. While the killing...

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  • Politics present and past

    2nd December 2019

    No, not the half way point in Advent or the beginning of a panic shopping weekend, but that day of the General Election! General Elections are a time for political debate, examination of ideological decision-making, grand plans and tackling important national issues… At least that is what General Elections are...

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  • The Georgian Papers – a virtual ‘madness’

    2nd December 2019

    Last month the Georgian Papers Programme released a new virtual exhibition available online. Exploring the myth and reality of the alleged ‘madness of King George III’, the exhibition is an interesting step in examining the past and exploring its relevance for contemporary discourses. Entitled ‘George III: the Eighteenth Century’s Most...

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  • Primary Subject Leader Area: now live

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    Visit the Primary Subject Leader Area We’ve been developing a dedicated new set of resources for primary corporate school members, which are designed to guide you through the most important elements of primary history subject leadership. The first set of four resources are now live, and new guides will be added every 4-6...

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  • Investigating Aspects of the History of Kent at Key Stage 3

    19th November 2019

    These new resources were developed by Archbishop’s School, Canterbury as a synoptic unit for pupils at the end of Key Stage 3 but they can easily be adapted for younger or older pupils. They consist of 9 ‘snapshots’ of important episodes from the History of Kent, ranging from the arrival...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2020 – Primary prizes

    14th November 2019

    We want young people to get the bug for writing about history in an interesting and critical way. Each year the Historical Association in collaboration with the Spirit of Normandy Trust offers a series of awards to Primary school children for outstanding history scholarship. Children are asked to investigate, think and write about history. The...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2020 – Secondary prizes

    13th November 2019

    Researching, writing and presenting ideas about a historical theme or period is one of the best parts about studying history so why leave it to the oldies. We want young people to get the bug for writing about history in an incisive, interesting and critical way while they are still...

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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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  • 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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