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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  • 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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  • A cross-curricular approach to the First World War

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    Workshop Materials from Annual Conference 2014A cross-curricular approach to the First World War Jules Wooding Freelance Arts & HeritageSaturday - Session 3 - SPJW3With the centenary fast approaching, this is an opportunity for schools to incorporate aspects of the Great War into all areas of the curriculum. Find out what...

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  • Ancient and modern: making sense of the Egyptians

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Alf Wilkinson, Consultant & Author and Ben Ballin, Consultant to the Geographical Association This session provides some practical suggestions on how you might combine the Key Stage 2 history unit Ancient Civilisation, the geography of Egypt and...

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  • Becoming an effective primary history subject leader: a taster of our full day course

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Chris Trevor, Primary Education Consultant This short session is a brief introduction to some of the key elements of how to be an effective primary history subject leader. There are a few practical approaches in the next...

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  • Beyond Multiple Choice: Questions and Answers, Pedagogy and Technology in the History classroom

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    *This unit was produced a number of years ago and whilst still relevant from the pedagogy side of things many of the ICT aspects are outdated. Interactivity: A Grail-like QuestIn recent years the buzzword in many sectors, whether it be business, communications, entertainment or education, has been interactivity. One of...

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  • Black History and the History of Slavery

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    Black History and the History of Slavery: Rethinking the agenda, Dr Madge Dresser, F.R.Hist.R. Associate Professor of History University of the West of EnglandIn a globalising world and with an increasingly diverse population, traditional histories are being rethought. As the influence of popular memory on national identity and political allegiance is...

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  • Black History and the History of Slavery

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    Black History and the History of Slavery: Rethinking the agenda, Dr Madge Dresser, F.R.Hist.R. Associate Professor of History University of the West of England In a globalising world and with an increasingly diverse population, traditional histories are being rethought. As the influence of popular memory on national identity and political allegiance...

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  • Black People at the Old Bailey

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    Black People at the Old Bailey, Dr Kathleen Chater, Historian, Writer and Professional Genealogist During the long eighteenth century at the height of the British slave trade, black people regularly appeared in trials at the Old Bailey in London, not just as defendants but as victims of crime and witnesses. ...

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  • Britain’s love affair with chocolate

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Karin Doull, University of Roehampton This session looked at an aspect of British life across a number of different periods. It considered how chocolate has moved from an exotic import to a staple of British cultural identity. ...

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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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  • Creative ways to develop Enquiry skills for KS1 and KS2

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Chris Trevor, Consultant and author Creative, interactive ways to support history’s Purpose of Study’s requirement to equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Ideas for encouraging historically valid questions...

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  • Developing a scheme of work for your school

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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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  • Embedding SPaG into the history curriculum

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Stuart Tiffany, Farsley Farfield Primary School The session demonstrates some ideas of how the new spelling, punctuation and grammar expectations can be embedded into history lessons to allow children to become fluent at using them in a range of...

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  • Epidemic disease in Restoration London (Film)

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    Presidential Lecture: London’s Dreaded Visitation: the impact and nature of epidemic disease in Restoration London and after Justin Champion, President of the Historical Association and Professor of the History of Early Modern Ideas, Royal Holloway, University of London This lecture explored the epidemiology of disease in metropolitan London, exploring by...

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  • Exploring literacies, language and communication

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Penelope Harnett, University of the West of England This workshop explores key questions such as Who was literate in past societies? Why and how did people in past societies communicate? What technologies were available for supporting communication?  Participants...

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  • First World War treaties and entrenchment

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    Podcast and Presentation from HA Annual Conference 2014 Saturday - Session 3 - SGPK3 They won't be home for Christmas: the First World War treaties and entrenchment Paula Kitching Freelance Historian and Consultant As men around the UK and Empire rushed to recruitment centres to volunteer for a conflict that...

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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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  • History and literacy: supporting each other

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Sue Temple, University of Cumbria Aimed mainly at Key Stage 1 and Early Years teachers, this session is also useful for co-ordinators. Using the idea of transforming information to support learning we explore how aspects of the...

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  • History in Schools: What is the Future?

    Multipage Article

    The Future of history in our schoolsWhether you have children or not, whether you're a teacher or not, if you have a love of History this debate matters to you.

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