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: 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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  • 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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  • Making global connections through history

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Juno Rae and Melany Rose, British Museum  Get tips and ideas for ways you can explore five cultures at one point in time with Key Stage 2 students. Using a timeslice of the museum’s collections between the sixth...

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  • The Kindertransports: teaching challenging history at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. James Griffiths, National Holocaust Centre and Museum Through exploring the experiences of German Jewish children who grew up under the Nazi regime and left on the Kindertransports children can develop their historical knowledge of the period from...

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  • Number, shape and theory in the historic world

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Karin Doull, University of RoehamptonApplying mathematical skills to develop historical understanding. This workshop investigates how maths can be used within the study of history to develop skills and enhance understanding. We consider how maths can be used...

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  • Teaching diversity in the Primary History Curriculum

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Helen Crawford and Paul Bracey, University of Northampton This workshop considers the case for encompassing many histories in order to provide children at KS1 and KS2 with an inclusive understanding of the past. It includes reference to general principles as...

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  • Who Built This City? Using archives and museums to trace changes in our local area

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Allison Robinson, Leeds Trinity UniversityThe session explores ideas for planning local study enquiries in your school’s area. It focuss on how the local archives and museum services have been used to enhance work in the classroom. Allison...

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  • Where were the women in Anglo-Saxon England?

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Karin Doull, University of Roehampton Much of the documentary information about the AngloSaxon period deals with the lives of influential men as this was a period of colonisation, conflict and consolidation. Notwithstanding this, women can be found within...

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  • Teaching the Holocaust in Primary School

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Martin Winstone, Holocaust Educational TrustBy the later stages of the primary curriculum students are emotionally and intellectually ready to explore complex and challenging histories. Study of age-appropriate themes related to the Holocaust enables them to begin to...

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  • Using Artefacts in the Early Years and Key Stage 1

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Lisa MacGregor, University of CumbriaThe session explores and discusses the use of artefacts in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 with children who have English as an additional language. The school is a large, multicultural, primary...

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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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  • Making sense of the Maya - an enquiry planned with skills and concepts in mind

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Alf Wilkinson, Consultant and Author The Maya is a very popular option for the non-European unit. This session focuses on an enquiry-led investigation into aspects of Maya life, starting from history skills and concepts, rather than content.

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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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  • 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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  • The Legacy of the Crusades

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    The Legacy of the Crusades: memory, myth and misuse in the Modern Age - Jonathan Phillips, Royal Holloway, University of London This podcast was recorded at the HA Annual Conference 2016 which took place at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. This talk explored the contrasting memories and legacies of the...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Strategies, stories and soldiers

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Allison Robinson, Crofton Junior School
 Two battles fought over a millennium apart. This year marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme and 950 years since the Battle of Hastings. The enquiry seeks to discover the...

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  • Uncovering archives

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Alison Glew & Jen Newby, My Learning Where can you easily access archive collections online? What sort of classroom activities can they inspire? Discover how to weave original archival sources into engaging lesson plans. This workshop focuses...

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