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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  • The Blitz - Lesson Ideas - Film

    Multipage Article

    On the 20th of October 2011, Lecturers and PGCE trainees at the University of the West of England, Bristol created a Blitz experience for the children of three local primary schools. The University's Education department was transformed into a Blitz style street, complete with a home front kitchen, a Warden's post-...

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  • The Normans

    Multipage Article

    This Topic Pack gives you a brief summary on the Normans.

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  • Teaching Romany Gypsy History within Key Stages 1, 2 and 3

    Multipage Article

    The lessons in this unit do not constitute a single "module". Instead they seek to show how aspects of Romany Gypsy life can find a place naturally within existing work at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. This approach has been adopted as it is in some ways preferable to come across...

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  • Tudor Society

    Multipage Article

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

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  • The Great Fire of London 1666

    Multipage Article

    London in 1666 was a large and growing city. It was of great importance both as the country's capital city, but also as the seat of government. It was by far the largest city in the country. It had far outgrown its original city walls and because of its sprawling...

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  • Tudor Monarchy

    Multipage Article

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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