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  • Into Film Launches new Dunkirk: Dynamo Challenge Resource

    5th July 2017

    With the imminent release of Christopher Nolan’s epic action thriller Dunkirk on 21 July 2017, we've created a resource to engage student curiosity in the historical events behind ‘Operation Dynamo'; the evacuation of around 338,000 allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk.  Targeted at 12-16 year olds, and...

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  • The National Archives launches new free GCSE History resources

    15th June 2017

    For anyone looking for resources to use in the classroom relating to courses in history at GCSE on the medieval historical environment they should take a look at the brand new free online resources on The National Archives Education website. The first lesson explores the nature of nature of castles and...

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  • Curriculum Partnership Enrichment Scheme for Schools

    6th March 2017

    Dialogue between teachers and their students is of course an important part of the teaching and learning process, but when this is multiplied to include not only teachers and students across different nation-states or jurisdictions, but also the different perspectives that they can bring to the same historical unit or...

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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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  • The Partition History Project

    14th February 2017

    2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the independence of British India, with territory ‘partitioned’ to create two separate states, India and Pakistan, ostensibly along religious lines. Some welcomed this ‘Partition’, others were dismayed at the outcome. But the passions that Partition unleashed produced deadly inter-communal riots, huge numbers of casualties, and...

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  • Christmas is cancelled: National Archives Online Lesson on Cromwell

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    What were Cromwell’s main political and religious aims for the Commonwealth 1650-1660? This is the first online lesson National Archives Education department have ever created on Oliver Cromwell using the National Archives State Papers as evidence for a historical enquiry. The State Papers offer a wonderful glimpse into the world...

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  • Original Sources for history GCSE

    20th October 2016

    On the hunt for brilliant original sources to teach new history courses at GCSE? The National Archives Education Department has just produced a new themed collection of original documents on the age of Elizabeth I aimed at the new GCSE specifications in history published last year expanded to cover the...

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  • Congratulations to our 2016 A-Level Historians!

    18th August 2016

    Congratulations to everyone who has received their AS and A-Level History results today! We hope you have got the grade you wanted, or at least the one you expected and that all that hard work and effort has paid off. To teachers we also offer our congratulations – another successful...

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  • Government launches new standard for CPD, 2016

    15th July 2016

    In September 2015, the government called for evidence concerning continuing professional development for teachers. The Historical Association responded to this call for evidence. You can find our response here. On 12 July 2016, the Department for Education published a standard for teachers’ professional development and guidance for implementation. The standard...

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  • Key Principles for teaching Thematic Studies at GCSE


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