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  • Young Quills 2013 Winners Announced

    3rd July 2014

    The Historical Association announces the winners of the Young Quills for Historical Fiction 2013 The ‘Young Quills' Award for Historical Fiction recognises the powerful role that fiction can have for introducing, informing and exciting young people about historical events, characters and places. The competition has two categories - Primary and...

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  • Write Your Own Historical Story Competition 2014

    24th June 2014

    Write Your Own Historical Story Competition and the Joan Blyth Memorial Prize 2014. Once again the competition has been a success with 101 stories from 40 schools across the country, and a couple from abroad. All the entries are admirably creative. Our young writers have chosen to set their stories...

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  • Richard Evans awarded the 2014 Medlicott Medal

    19th June 2014

    We are delighted to be presenting the Medlicott Medal for Services to History to Professor Sir Richard Evans who will be giving a talk on:Britain, Germany and the Origins of the First World WarWednesday 9 July, 6pm  - 8.30pm, The MacMillan Hall, Senate House, University of LondonBefore the main award we will...

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  • Curriculum Planning: World Study

    11th June 2014

    Curriculum Planning: which non-European society might we offer at school?‘A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history - one study chosen from: early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900; Mayan civilization c. AD 900; Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300.'That's quite clear then - there's...

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  • National Literacy Trust Brings WW1 to Life

    21st May 2014

    New Private Peaceful Resource from Into FilmAn innovative new, cross curricular resource from education charity Into Film and the National Literacy Trust offers teachers an array of stimulating possibilities for using Michael Morpurgo's moving story Private Peaceful to develop literacy and bring World War I to life in its centenary...

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  • Minority Representation in Postwar Britain

    10th April 2014

    New classroom teaching resourcesThe Guardian have just uploaded a series of classroom learning resources using sources from the Bernie Grant archive (owned by the Bernie Grant Trust and housed in the Bishopsgate Institute Archive) to the Guardian Teacher Network. The resources use the life and career of Bernie Grant (1944-2000) to...

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  • Subject criteria for GCSE and A Level History published, 2014

    9th April 2014

    The Department for Education today published subject criteria for both GCSE and A Level History. The new linear A Level History will be ready for first teaching from September 2015 and will retain a 20 percent personal study element. It is still unclear how the two year A Level course...

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  • The Historian Twitter Biography Competition 2014

    27th March 2014

    Some readers of The Historian will be users of Twitter and may already follow the Historical Association's Twitter feed https://twitter.com/histassoc For those who are not, Twitter is an on-line social networking and micro blogging service that enables users to send and read tweets, which are text messages limited to 140...

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  • The Young Quills 2013

    19th November 2013

    The Young Quills 2013The Historical Association is now accepting books for the Young Quills Historical Fiction Awards 2013. Books will be going out to schools for review in December. The winners will be announced in the spring. Reviews of books entered for the award will be posted on the HA...

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  • The Historical Association Secondary survey report for 2013

    6th November 2013

    Headline findings For the last four years the HA sends to all schools and colleges teaching students in the 11-18 age range a survey.  The survey was sent out during the second half of the spring term 2013. Responses were received from 557 history teachers working in different contexts including...

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