Teaching History 132: Historians in the Classroom

The HA's journal for secondary history teachers

By HA, published 5th December 2008

Historians in the Classroom

02 Editorial

03 Obituary: Martin Hunt 1936-2007  

04 HA Secondary News

05 Cultivating curiosity about complexity: what happens when Year 12 start to read Orlando Figes’ The Whisperers? – Laura Bellinger (Read article)

16 ‘Billy plays the drums but Lizzie cannot play.’ Will music-making help them both anyway? Year 7 use musical language to think about King John – Alison Meikle (Read article)

22 Cunning plan: Year 7 and the new National Curriculum – Christine Counsell (Read article)

25 Learning to read, reading to learn: strategies to move students from ‘keen to learn’ to ‘keen to read’ – Martin Loy (Read article)

30 Polychronicon: Roman emperors Tony McConnell (Read article)

32 History, citizenship and Oliver Stone: classroom analysis of a key scene in Nixon – Stephan Klein (Read article)

40 Children’s ideas about school history and why they matter – Richard Harris and Terry Haydn (Read article)

50 A hankering for the blank spaces: enabling the very able to explore the limits of GCSE history – Oliver Knight (Read article)

56 Move Me On: Trainee is already the most effective teacher in the department (Read article)

60 Mummy, mummy...

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