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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  • Film: Widening horizons within, and beyond, the taught curriculum

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    The film below was taken at the London History Forum: Widening Perspectives which took place on Thursday 25 April 2019 at the UCL Institute of Education and features Will Bailey-Watson (subject lead for PGCE History at the University of Reading).The renewed emphasis on curriculum in many schools is giving history teachers a...

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  • Film: The new Ofsted education inspection framework (EIF) 2019

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    The film below was taken at the HA Annual Conference in Chester May 2019 and features Heather Fearn, Inspector Curriculum and Professional Development Lead, Ofsted. This session aimed to explain Ofsted’s approach to inspecting the curriculum under the new education inspection framework (EIF) that will come into effect in September 2019, with...

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  • Film: EYFS - how to teach the past without teaching history

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  • Primary Teacher Fellowship Programme: Teaching the Age of Revolutions

    Multipage Article

    The 2018 Teacher Fellowship Programme was the first to include a dedicated strand for primary teaching, led by Karin Doull. It looked at developing teaching of the Age of Revolutions (1755-1848) and was fully funded by the Age of Revolution education legacy project. It focused on improving the teaching of late eighteenth...

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  • Primary HA Conference 2019 resources

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    The resources in this section are from workshops presented for Primary teachers at the HA Annual Conference 2019. The conference took place in Chester on 17-18 May 2019. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of expert CPD and engaging history. In the Primary pathway...

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  • Film: Making an effective History curriculum

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    Richard Kennett is a senior leader, teacher, blogger, text-book author and member of HA secondary committee. In November 2018, Richard visited the Yorkshire History Forum to talk about his school’s experience of reviewing and re-planning their Key Stage 3 curriculum. This film is of Richard’s keynote speech at the Forum....

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  • Primary HA Conference 2018 resources

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    The resources in this section are from workshops presented for Primary teachers at the HA Annual Conference 2018. The conference took place in Stratford-upon-Avon on 18-19 May 2018. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of research-led CPD and captivating history. In the...

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  • Primary workshop resources – HA Conference 2017

    Multipage Article

    Handouts and Powerpoints from primary workshops that took place at the HA Annual Conference 2017 in Manchester. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of expert CPD and engaging history. In the Primary pathway you can hear from the experts behind the Primary...

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  • Vikings: ruthless killers or peaceful settlers?

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Sarah Whitehouse, University of the West of England The Vikings have been a popular choice for primary schools in the past and continue to be in the National Curriculum 2014. This does not mean that teaching the...

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  • Making links at Key Stage 1 and 2

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Going beyond the topic: making links and connections at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Paul Bracey and Helen Crawford, School of Education, University of Northampton The purpose of the workshop is to consider ways of...

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  • Incorporating Holocaust Education into the primary curriculum

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Carole Turner, Kingsway Primary School and James Griffiths, National Holocaust Centre Teaching Holocaust Education to primary-aged children can be challenging.  The content matter needs sensitive handling, but important messages can be delivered through the medium of the...

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  • Historical enquiry at Key Stage 1

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Describe, explain, decide. Understanding the processes of historical enquiry at Key Stage 1 Penelope Harnett, University of the West of England In this session Penelope explored some approaches to developing historical enquiry skills with young children. The...

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  • The Norman Conquest: why did it matter?

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    Keynote Speech from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast Dr Marc Morris - Historian, author and television presenter 1066 is the most famous date in English history. Everyone remembers the story, depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry, of William the Conqueror's successful invasion, and poor King Harold being felled...

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  • Primary workshop resources – HA Conference 2016

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    Handouts and Powerpoints from primary workshops that took place at the HA Annual Conference 2016 in Harrogate. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of expert CPD and engaging history. In the Primary pathway you can hear from the experts behind the Primary...

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  • Lucy Worsley: How to build an Anniversary

    Multipage Article

    Do you sometimes heave a cynical sigh when you hear that it's 175 years since the invention of, say, the paperclip, and that a wealth of exhibitions, books and TV programmes are planned to celebrate the fact?  Well, anniversaries can be a powerful hook to get people interested in the...

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  • KS1 & 2: Local History

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    How can the study of local history help children understand the history of Britain and the wider world?  Dr Michael Maddison, Educational consultant, trainer and inspector. Ofsted's National Lead for History, 2008-2015, Jerome Freeman, Educational Consultant and Chair of the Historical Association's Primary Committee Individual people, stories, places and moments can be used...

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  • Primary workshop resources – HA Conference 2015

    Multipage Article

    Handouts and Powerpoints from primary workshops that took place at the HA Annual Conference 2015 in Bristol. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of expert CPD and engaging history. In the Primary pathway you can hear from the experts behind the Primary...

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  • Trade & Pilgramage in the Early Islamic World

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    This workshop took place at the Historical Association Annual Conference 2015 in Bristol. Investigating trade and pilgrimage in the early Islamic world, Workshop by Karin Doull, University of Roehampton The Abbasid dynasty relocated their capital to Baghdad in the ninth century. The round city of Baghdad, nestled in a bend of the...

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  • Primary workshop resources – HA Conference 2014

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    Handouts and Powerpoints from primary workshops that took place at the HA Annual Conference 2014. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of expert CPD and engaging history. In the Primary pathway you can hear from the experts behind the Primary History articles on...

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  • Puritan attitudes towards plays and pleasure in the Age of Shakespeare

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    In Twelfth Night Shakespeare gently mocked the Puritans, who objected to stage plays and other entertainments. Yet within four decades, the Puritans had closed the London theatres and were about to seize power from Charles I. Among their many reforms were the banning of Christmas celebrations and of Twelfth Night itself....

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