CPD Guides

The HA offers a number of static online CPD guides that can be accessed by members at any time and worked through at your own pace. If you are a new teacher, returning teacher or a subject coordinator looking at supporting and developing history in your school, why not try our static CPD guides that provide classic support to help you develop subject knowledge and expertise.  

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  • A creative Egyptian project

    Article

    Ideally when teaching history, teachers will look to deliver projects that will engage and motivate, hopefully making the hard work of being creative stimulating and rewarding, based upon questioning, enquiry, investigation of sources and reaching conclusions grounded in the evidence.Ancient Egypt is one of those history topics which, because it...

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  • Assessment and Progression without levels

    Article

    The new (2014) Primary History National Curriculum is finally upon us. The first thing you might notice is that the level descriptions have gone. These were first introduced in 1995 and became the mainstay for assessing pupil progression and attainment in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 across schools in...

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  • Assessment in Primary History - Guidance

    Multipage Article

    Whilst a number of schools have had well-considered assessment procedures for primary history, these represented a minority.  With the new national curriculum, the old level descriptions have been replaced by a single sentence attainment target which states that "by the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know,...

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  • Chronology

    Multipage Article

    N.B. This unit was produced before the new curriculum and therefore while much of the advice is still useful, there may be some out of date references or links.  Learning about the complex concept of chronology is often considered very challenging for young children, yet this understanding underpins children's developing...

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  • Citizenship and History

    Multipage Article

    Welcome to this on-line self supported self-study UNIT on History and Citizenship Education. While the UNIT is designed for supported self-study we hope that you will work with a school mentor, and if available, a university tutor [Expert Learning Fellow or ELF].  This Citizenship and History Education UNIT introduces History/Citizenship Education...

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  • Diogenes: Creativity and the Primary Curriculum

    Article

    Diogenes: WHITHER CREATIVITY?! A consideration of the article Creativity and the Primary Curriculum In June 2010 the journal Primary Headship included an article entitled Creativity and the Primary Curriculum which endeavoured to pull together a range of positions as to where the curriculum might be going in the immediate future. These...

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  • Guidance Pack:¬†Building a Local Teacher Network

    Information

    We know that it is difficult for teachers to get to events too far from school. As a national charity, the HA recognises the importance and need to build strong regional networks for the history teaching community. Many of these are already existing or organically growing across the country at...

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  • History in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1

    Multipage Article

    N.B. This unit was produced before the 2014 curriculum and therefore while much of the advice is still useful, there may be some out of date references or links.  Much has been written about the benefits of teaching history in the primary school.  A sense of history provides identity. Understanding history...

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  • In My View: Creativity & History

    Article

    Introduction A great deal has been written recently defining what is meant by creativity in primary education. And much has been written urging us to ‘teach creatively'. Yet there had been no exploration of what teaching creatively means in terms of teaching history until a group of colleagues and I...

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  • Inclusion

    Multipage Article

    N.B. This unit was produced before the current 2014 curriculum and therefore while much of the advice is still useful, there may be some out of date references or links.  Teachers face many challenges in tackling the issue of inclusive history teaching. Many teachers may not have formally studied History for...

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  • Leading and managing primary history

    Multipage Article

    N.B. This unit was produced before the 2014 curriculum and therefore some of the references are a little dated. Nevertheless, most of the advice contained within this unit remains pertinent in helping history co-ordinators fulfil the role effectively. Primary history does not just happen.  It needs to be planned for, resourced,...

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  • Local History through Drama (Bursary Project)

    Multipage Article

    A Campaign Project For Primary Schools Focusing On The Women Chain Makers Strike Of 1910.  The Historical Association was left a legacy by Joan Lewin which became the Joan Lewin Education Bursary Fund. Each year, applicants apply for grants for education projects surrounding aspects of teaching and learning, resources, or...

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  • New Initiatives Affecting Primary History 2010

    Multipage Article

    N.B. This unit was produced before the 2014 curriculum and therefore while much of the advice is still useful, there may be some out of date references or links.  This unit is concerned with some of the most recent initiatives and how the knowledge management aspect might best be addressed.  It...

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  • OFSTED, primary history and creativity

    Article

    Co-ordinators concerns: OFSTED, primary history and creativity I'm told the emphasis in schools now is for a rigorous approach to history where the children are taught the main facts and features of history. I recall a time not so long ago when the whole curriculum was about creativity but surely...

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  • Primary Curriculum Schemes of Work

    News Item

    All schemes of work are free to HA Members, along with a host of other resources and benefits. If you are not yet an HA Member, you can get a taster of our schemes of work through our open-access Anglo-Saxons unit, our open-access EYFS unit and our open-access Age of Revolutions unit....

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  • Progression in historical learning

    Multipage Article

    N.B. This unit was produced before the 2014 curriculum and therefore while much of the advice is still useful, there may be some out of date references or links.  This unit is concerned with the way that children's learning takes place in history.  Without understanding the progression, it becomes impossible to...

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  • Storytelling

    Multipage Article

    N.B. This unit was produced before the new curriculum and therefore while much of the advice is still useful, there may be some out of date references or links.  Why story telling is important in primary history   Story is the most wonderful way of engaging children with history. At the...

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  • Studying The Tudors: Britain and the wider world in Tudor times

    Multipage Article

    The following unit gives some ideas to teachers on how to:a) improve subject knowledge;b) find useful contemporary sources (from Tudor times);c) link sources with the curriculum and with appropriate activities. Please note: this guide was written before the 2014 National Curriculum and some of the advice may no longer be relevant. 

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  • Survive and Thrive as a Primary History Trainee and NQT

    Article

    Please note: this resource pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum and some content and links may be outdated. As a primary trainee or NQT, you might be faced with a situation in which you are expected to teach history having received little or no subject specific training. Our new guide Survive...

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  • T.E.A.C.H Online

    Multipage Article

    T.E.A.C.H. Online is a resource that follows on from the Historical Association's T.E.A.C.H. Report published in 2007 with support from DCSF. It offers further expert advice, case studies, materials and classroom resources for teachers of history on teaching emotive and controversial history from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 5. N.B....

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