Webinar series: Weaving historical scholarship into primary history

HA CPD for primary teachers

Primary teachers are expected to be experts in everything. If you feel that your history subject knowledge could do with a brush up, then this series is for you. The Historical Association has teamed up with some leading historians and experienced teachers to bring you up to speed on the latest perspectives on various periods in the primary history curriculum, as well as considering how these historians can shape our practice in the classroom.

These sessions will provide four things:

  • a leading historian speaking about their period of expertise, covering aspects of what we currently teach in the classroom or what could be taught in the classroom;
  • an opportunity to ask questions of the historian;
  • an experienced teacher to consider how to use the historian’s work in planning or adapting a unit of study;
  • the space to discuss how to bring the latest historical scholarship into the classroom.


Previous topics covered include: Ancient Greece, Anglo-Saxon England, Benin, Rome. These recordings will become available as part of our on-demand offer in Autumn 2024.

Session 6: Prehistory

Part A: Subject knowledge 
11 October, 4pm–5.30pm 

In the first of this two-part session, Professor Chris Stringer from the Natural History Museum will share some of the latest thinking on prehistory and the evolution of modern humans and dispel some enduring myths.

Part B: Curriculum thinking and pedagogy 
14 October, 4pm–5.30pm  

In this second session, experienced teacher Karin Doull will consider the implications for our teaching of Professor Stringer's research and insights. We will explore how we can use his research to improve our teaching of prehistory in the primary curriculum.

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Booking and costs

Price for both parts

£35 for HA members, £69 non-members

Each session is available to book online and includes the subject knowledge and pedagogy webinars for the given topic, including access to recordings. The constituent parts are not available to book separately. 

Please note that Cademy will charge an additional fee if payment is made by card rather than invoice.

To access the member price please provide your membership number when prompted. 

For any enquiries please contact events@history.org.uk. All Historical Association events are subject to the HA CPD terms and conditions