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  • Teaching Peterloo: people, protest, significance and interpretations

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    Peterloo was a turning point for the campaign for social justice, human rights and working class voices in British history. This year is the bicentenary of the people's march through Manchester that ended on the day with men and women dead and injured but arguably their cause only strengthened. To...

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  • Annual Survey into History in English Secondary Schools

    14th March 2019

    For the past ten years, the Historical Association (HA) has worked with the University of Oxford and Reading University to carry out in-depth research on the state of history teaching in schools. These reports have informed decision-makers at the highest level, notably government, Ofsted and examination boards. The reports also...

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  • Investigating the Impact of WW1 on your Locality

    30th January 2019

    This teacher’s guide, student booklet and scheme of work for Key Stage 3 can be freely downloaded from the Canterbury Archaeological Trust website here.     The project involved Year 9 students using the names on their local war memorial as the starting point for an investigation which culminated in them writing biographies of...

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  • Practical Approaches to teaching Primary History: New Dates

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    London – Monday 17 June 2019 Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm Course Leader: Chris Trevor Price: HA members £150 plus VAT, non-members £200 plus VAT. Special discounted rates are available for those who have previously attended our Becoming an Effective Primary History Subject Leader course: HA members £100 plus VAT, non-members...

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  • Your HA Webinar Calendar 2019

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    You told us in our member surveys that you wanted more webinars and we listened! We know that it's not easy for teachers to get out of school or have budgets to afford a plentiful supply of CPD. We also know how hard it is to find good subject-specific CPD...

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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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  • Get ahead in Secondary teaching

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    Calling all secondary trainee teachers!  To help kick-start your career the HA is offering a two-year membership deal for just £70.50 – which works out at less than 68 pence per week. This deal is 10% cheaper than standard concessionary membership, and also includes a special renewal offer at the end...

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  • Get ahead in Primary teaching

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    Calling all primary trainee teachers!  To help kick-start your career the HA is offering a two-year membership deal for just £56.50 – which works out at less than 55 pence per week. This deal is over 10% cheaper than standard concessionary membership, and also includes a special renewal offer at the end...

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  • 2018 A-Level History Results

    16th August 2018

    Congratulations to all history teachers for another year of getting the best out of your students (congratulations to the students too!). We know it’s not always easy, and the past few years have been more pressurised than many with curricular and examination change adding to an already heavy workload. Numbers...

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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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