Briefing Packs

In a busy world, sometimes you just need that update or issue explained in a nutshell. The Historical Association briefing packs provide succinct essential support for a range of issues affecting primary history teaching and learning. In addition our topic briefing packs provide an excellent starting point to learn more about particular historical periods, people and events. 

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  • Britain Since 1930

    Multipage Article

    This Topic Pack gives you a brief summary on Britain since 1930.

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  • Tudor Monarchy

    Multipage Article

    The Topic Pack gives you a brief summary on the Tudor Monarchy.

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  • Tudor Society

    Multipage Article

    The Topic Pack gives you a brief summary on Tudor Society.

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  • Primary Topic Websites

    Article

    We have put together a short list of websites that may be useful for teaching particular topics. Please note this is not an exhaustive list, the sites are not necessarily ones we endorse and are by no means fully tried and tested by us, but are simply the result of...

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  • Indus Valley

    Multipage Article

    The names and stories of the people and their cities are a mystery, their ideographic script yet to be deciphered. So how do we know the ruined cities of the Indus Valley belonged to a unique civilisation, forgotten for millennia?

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  • Ancient Egypt

    Multipage Article

    The Topic Pack gives you a brief summary on Ancient Egypt.

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  • Ancient Greece

    Multipage Article

    A Topic Pack on Ancient Greece.

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  • The Victorians

    Multipage Article

    The Topic Pack gives you a brief summary of the Victorians.

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  • PSHE education and statutory status

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  • Alexander Review

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  • History: Using Stories

    Article

    ‘Making the past present and bringing the distant near' Thomas Babington Macaulay 1828 Smollett's constitutional HistoryAs a teacher covering some area of primary history such as Florence Nightingale or Victorian Britain have you ever heard the dreaded words from a child ‘So what?' This can actually be a front for...

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  • Teaching Slavery

    Article

    Teaching Slavery in Primary Schools: A Teacher's Guide  We at the HA were recently delighted to welcome Michaela Alfred-Kamara, the Education Officer at Anti-Slavery, to one of our meetings. She talked about her work in primary schools and it was felt by all that her extremely insightful advice on teaching...

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  • Evacuation

    Article

    The topic of evacuation is very popular at Key Stage 2. It is chosen because many colleagues believe that pupils in years 5 and 6 will be able to empathise with children of the same age who were evacuated from British cities and other target areas in World War II...

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  • Community cohesion and the prevention of violent extremism

    Multipage Article

    A series of key stage targeted activities and schemes of work for promoting community cohesion and the prevention of violent extremism.

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  • Assessment for learning in Primary History

    Multipage Article

    A Guide to Assessment for learning in Primary History

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  • Globalisation

    Article

    ‘Some experts see current globalisation as an extension of what has already occurred in previous periods of world history. We all live in a globalising world and we sometimes forget that the world we had between 1850 and 1914 was also very intensely integrated and that was true of capital...

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  • Supporting Gifted and Talented

    Article

    It is a long way from a poor background as the son of a Greek-Cypriot postman to that of a life peer and junior minister in the British government. Yet Andrew Adonis is on record as having his youthful imagination fired by primary history, with a love of the subject...

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