Past Event Resources

We know how important it is to you to be able to reflect upon the professional development you undertake and to revisit the resources, advice and guidance. In this section, you will find a repository of training resources and materials from past events.

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  • Webinar on demand: Tools for teaching local history

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    Tools for teaching local history Anyone, anywhere, can teach interesting local history – it is just a case of finding the right materials. This webinar with Alf Wilkinson will introduce you to some readily–available resources that can be found in your area, with just a little effort, to make fascinating...

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  • Film: Why has Monarchy survived in Europe?

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    In the lead-up to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Dr Bob Morris joined the HA Virtual Branch in March 2022 to consider why the monarchy has survived in Europe.  Dr R. M. (Bob) Morris is a Senior Honorary Research Associate at the Constitution Unit, University College London. He was formerly a...

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  • Webinar on demand: Developing historical writing

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    Session 2: Developing historical writing Do you struggle to engage your lower ability or EAL students? Are you finding it difficult to ensure and demonstrate progression? This series of webinars led by Sue Temple will give you some strategies and approaches to adapt, adopt and try – we may not...

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  • Webinar on demand: Approaches to grasping new language and historical terms

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    Session 3: Approaches to grasping new language and historical terms Do you struggle to engage your lower ability or EAL students? Are you finding it difficult to ensure and demonstrate progression? This series of webinars led by Sue Temple will give you some strategies and approaches to adapt, adopt and...

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  • Webinars on demand: Virtual History Forum: Reigning over change

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    By popular demand we are giving teachers the chance to view some of our recent CPD highlights by releasing recordings of previous webinars for a limited time period each month. These three recordings are taken from the Virtual History Forum which took place in March 2022 and focused on change over the...

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  • Webinar on demand: Simple adaptations to ensure progression for all

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    Session 1: Simple adaptations to ensure progression for all Do you struggle to engage your lower ability or EAL students? Are you finding it difficult to ensure and demonstrate progression? This series of webinars led by Sue Temple will give you some strategies and approaches to adapt, adopt and try...

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  • Film: “The Talk Should Not Be Broadcast”: Homosexuality and the BBC before 1967

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    In the centenary year of the BBC, this Virtual Branch talk from Marcus Collins relates the strange tale of how the BBC did and did not broadcast about homosexuality in the 1950s and 1960s and what it tells us about sexuality, broadcasting and the origins of permissiveness in mid-twentieth century Britain.  Marcus Collins...

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  • Film: Why does the massacre of the Armenians in the First World War still get overlooked?

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    Why is the term 'Armenian Genocide' controversial, with many countries still not acknowledging a genocide at all? What do we know about the event of 1915 and the plight of the Armenian community in Turkey? How can we grapple with a history that many people want to forget? In this...

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  • Webinar on demand: Planning a Primary Platinum Jubilee

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    This free member webinar offers lots of suggestions for a whole school celebration in primary schools from EYFS to Year 6. Find out about educational, engaging enquiry-based activities to enhance learning in EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 National Curriculum units, while having fun, marking 70 years of...

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  • Film: Using 'One Day' to explore the actions that helped to lead to the Holocaust and actions of genocide

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    This year's Holocaust Memorial Day the theme is 'One Day'. In this webinar with historian Paula Kitching, we will use the one day Wannsee Conference of January 1942 to help explore the actions of the perpetrators, the Holocaust victims and how decision making by people can lead to genocide.

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  • Film: What a strange place to be buried

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    Anna Cusack joined the HA Virtual Branch to discuss unique burial locations in London c.1600-1800. Anna recently completed a PhD at Birkbeck, University of London on the marginal dead of seventeenth and eighteenth-century London, focusing specifically on suicides, executed criminals, Quakers, and Jews and the treatment of their bodily remains...

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  • Film: The Partitions of Poland-Lithuania (1772-1795)

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    Karin Friedrich recently joined the Virtual Branch to discuss aspects of its complex history in her talk on the partitions of Poland, their repercussions for German-Polish relations and their legacy. Professor Friedrich is chair in Early Modern European History at the University of Aberdeen, co-director of the Centre for Early Modern...

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  • Film: The Quest for the Lost of the First World War

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    Historian Robert Sackville-West joined the HA Virtual Branch in November 2021 to talk about the topic of his book The Searchers: The Quest for the Lost of the First World War. By the end of the First World War, the whereabouts of more than half a million British soldiers were unknown. Most were presumed...

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  • Film: Exploring representations and attitudes to disability across history

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    This webinar was presented by Richard Rieser, who is a campaigner and champion for disability rights and the coordinator of UK Disability History Month. His presentation is part of our ongoing work to explore disability history and the arguments and representations of it and ensure that people from disability groups...

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  • Film: Making the most of your primary membership

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    Are you new to HA primary membership and not sure where to start? Want a taster of the benefits before you join? Or have you been a member for a while and want to make sure that you're using your membership to its full potential? In this recorded webinar, we guide you...

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  • Film: Life and Death in Occupied France

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    Robert Pike joined the HA Virtual Branch to discuss the research for his latest book Silent Village: Life and Death in Occupied France. This work explores life in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane before, during and after the infamous massacre and destruction by Nazi Germany that took place on 10 June...

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  • Film: How has warfare changed over time?

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    How and why has warfare changed from the Battle of Hastings in 1066, fought with armed with swords and shields, to the weapons of mass destruction of today? This webinar with Andrew Wrenn considers significant turning points such as the impact of gunpowder in the Middle Ages and the development...

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  • Film: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution

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    In this Virtual Branch webinar we were joined in conversation with Dr Toby Green on his acclaimed book 'A Fistful of Shells'. Shortlisted for the 2020 Wolfson Prize and winner of the 2019 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, the book explores West Africa from the Rise of the...

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  • Film: Introduction to Sporting Heritage in the Curriculum

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    Excited about the opportunity to creatively incorporate sporting history as new part of your curriculum offer or a thematic enrichment extension to it? Interested in hearing more about how this approach could inspire your students’ potential approach to EPQ? Like to influence and shape how this might be achieved? Join...

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  • Film: Meet the author: Marc Morris on The Anglo-Saxons

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    In this Virtual Branch talk best-selling author and renowned historian Marc Morris joined us to discuss the process of researching for, structuring and writing his new book The Anglo-Saxons: a history of the beginnings of England.  Drawing on a vast range of original evidence - chronicles, letters, archaeology and artefacts - Morris's...

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