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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  • Using Historic Sites Creatively

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    English Heritage Workshop that took place in May at the HA Annual Conference 2013Using historic sites: combining on-site visits, archival sources and new technology - Lynne Minett Education Manager (North of England)  Francesca Lashmar - Education Manager (South East) with support from other members of the English Heritage Education Team.Find...

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  • 1953 an eventful year - Big Questions for KS1 and KS2

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    Workshop resources from HA Annual Conference 2013 Hilary Pegum - Freelance School Improvement Professional 1953 an eventful year: good stories and big questions for KS1 and KS2Use film, fiction and fear to build enquiries, develop skills and think deeply about how events are recorded and exploited. Stories of the East Coast...

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  • Planning for the new National Curriculum in primary history

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    HA Annual Conference Workshop 2013Jerome Freeman - Freelance Education Consultant and Chair of the HA Primary CommitteeMichael Maddison - HMI and Ofsted's National Adviser for historyThis workshop will look at the implications of the new National Curriculum for history in primary schools. We will consider the issues facing all teachers...

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  • Effective collaboration between schools and museums

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    A Salford project on the First World War - HA Annual Conference 2013 Workshop ResourcesSteve Illingworth - Independent Educational Consultant and former Head of HistoryThis workshop examines a recent Salford project to make accessible to secondary school students the rich First World War material found in the city's museum. As well...

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  • Online Learning with Historiana

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    EUROCLIO, the European Association of History Educators - online learning with Historiana: your portal to the pastWorkshop Resources from the HA Annual Conference 2013Marjan de Groot-Reuvekamp Vice-President and Treasurer, EUROCLIOIn this session we will inform you on the mission and aims of EUROCLIO and zoom in on our award-winning project...

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  • The Reformation: the view from the north

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    Lecture from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast Professor Bill Sheils - University of York The Reformation comprised a range of regional and local experiences, each with its own character and chronology. This talk will examine the broad characteristics of religious change in the north of England between...

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  • How glorious was Gloriana? Elizabeth I and her historians

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    Presidential Lecture from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast Professor Jackie Eales  - President of the HA and Professor of Early Modern History at Canterbury Christ Church University Elizabeth I's spin doctors created a lasting image of her as Gloriana and when she died her reign was lauded...

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  • Napoleon and the creation of an imperial legend

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    Lecture from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast Professor Alan Forrest - University of York Napoleon would become a nineteenth-century hero, the stuff of legend in a romantic age. This lecture examines the genesis of the Napoleonic myth, and shows how throughout his career he consciously burnished his...

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  • Writing the history of nineteenth-century Europe

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    Keynote Speech from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast Sir Richard Evans FBA - Regius Professor of History and President of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge ‘Study problems, not periods', Lord Acton famously advised in his Inaugural Lecture at Cambridge. Centuries in themselves have no historical meaning; the...

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  • Chronology in the Primary Classroom

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    At the Northern History Forum we were lucky enough to hold a session for primary practitioners on chronology through the expertise of Professor Hilary Cooper. Hilary has kindly donated the resources that she put together for the session to us for publication on the website so that those who were...

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  • Presidential Lecture - Charles I: The People's Martyr?

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    2012 Annual Conference Presidential Lecture Charles I: The People's Martyr? Jackie Eales, HA President and Professor of Early Modern History at Canterbury Christ Church University Charles I was renowned for his distrust of ‘popularity'. Yet during the 1640s he was forced to appeal to his people for support and in...

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  • War, Society and the State in Early Modern Europe

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    Lecture from the 2012 HA Annual Conference  Frank Tallett: Fellow in History at the University of Reading and former Head of its School of Humanities Until recently, military history has largely been concerned with ‘badges and buttons', an approach that stressed tactics, strategy and weapons. The so-called New Military History has sought...

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  • What sort of history should school history be? Debate Podcast

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    On July 18 2011 the Historical Association hosted a public debate chaired by Professor Simon Schama at the Institute of Education, Bedford Way, London.With the history curriculum being the focus of intense interest the following series of podcasts from the debate examine what that curriculum might look like. Joining Simon Schama was five history...

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  • Mad or Bad? Was Henry VI a tyrant? Presidential Lecture 2011

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    Presidential LectureMad or Bad? Was Henry VI a tyrant?Professor Anne Curry delivered her final Presidential lecture at the Historical Association Annual Conference 2011 in Manchester.Professor Anne Curry, Dean of Humanities and Professor of Medieval History, Southampton UniversityHenry VI (1422-61) was England's youngest king, only nine months old when he succeeded...

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  • Running a history department for dummies

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    Running a history department for dummiesBarbara HibbertFormer Head of History at Harrogate Grammar SchoolThis is not a session on how to set and achieve targets or how to meet the latest demands of your SLT, but rather some tips for new and aspiring subject leaders on how to market their...

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  • Slaying the Dragon - Workshop by Andrew Payne

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    Handouts and Power Points from the workshop by Andrew Payne of the National Archives that took place at the HA Annual Conference 2011 in Manchester.Slaying the Dragon: What's the point of sources in the new history narrative?Andrew PayneHead of Education, The National Archives With the growing emphasis on narrative within...

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  • Never mind your opinion or your point of view! What's your argument?

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    Workshop Resources from Arthur Chapman's workshop: Never mind your opinion or your point of view! What's your argument? Which took place at the HA Annual Conference 2011 in Manchester. Never mind your opinion or your point of view! What's your argument?Arthur ChapmanReader in History Education, Edge Hill UniversityHow can we help students...

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  • Whole class role play as a tool to engage all abilities

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    Handouts and Power Points from Steve Mastin's workshop at the HA Annual Conference 2011  ‘What does your character think?'. Whole class role play as a tool to engage all abilitiesSteve MastinHead of History, Sawston Village College Role play in lessons can often involve a few pupils at the front of the class. What...

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  • Ring a ring o' roses: The nursery rhyme in the primary history classroom.

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    Powerpoint from Alf Wilkinson's Workshop that took place at the HA Annual Conference 2011 in Manchester.  Ring a ring o' roses: The nursery rhyme in the primary history classroom. Alf WilkinsonCPD Manager, The Historical AssociationChildren love story, and nursery rhymes are good stories. Many of them are based on historical events, and...

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  • Round Table Discussion: Does Content Matter?

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    This round table discussion took place on Saturday 15th May 2010.  The panel includes: Dr Katharine Burn (Editor of Teaching History), Dr Michael Riley (Director of the Schools History Project.); Colin Jones (President of the Royal Historical Society and Professor of History at Queen Mary, London); David Evans (Former Head of Eton).

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