Webinar series: A great curriculum is like a great museum

HA webinar series for secondary teachers

Getting our curriculum right is one of the most important jobs for a history teacher. We have a responsibility to do justice to the past. But how do we do this? What makes a great curriculum?

In this webinar series Richard Kennett (HA Trustee, Chartered Teacher of History and textbook author) is going to explore all the facets of curriculum. Richard will argue that a good curriculum is like a good museum where you the curator have to consider what is put on show, what is stored away, how things are presented and how we actually know what the visitors experienced. In each webinar Richard will look at one theme and be joined by a guest presenter to provide a different perspective. Each of the three webinars can be attended on their own or as a series, and registered delegates will also receive a recording.


Choosing the right curriculum
9 December 2020, 4pm–5pm

In this webinar we will focus on how you select what to include in a great curriculum and what do you decide to leave out. This will cover:

  • Choosing on macro and micro narratives
  • Powerful history knowledge
  • Curriculum coherence
  • Decolonised and diversified curriculum choices

This webinar will be presented by Richard Kennett and Hannah Cusworth.

Using the best pedagogy to make your curriculum work
3 March 2021, 4pm–5pm (new date)

In this webinar we will focus on choosing the best pedagogy to make your curriculum land. This will cover:

  • Strategies to help students ‘know more and remember more’
  • The use and abuse of cognitive science in the history classroom
  • The importance of enquiry
  • Strategies that help build curiosity and connections

This webinar will be presented by Richard Kennett and David Hibbert.

Using effective assessment to see if your curriculum has worked
24 March 2021, 4pm–5pm (new date)

In this webinar we will focus on effective assessment of a history curriculum. This will cover:

  • The use of summative and formative assessment
  • Successful knowledge tests
  • Bespoke mark schemes that work with your enquiries
  • Reducing staff workload and working with schools that insist on GCSE grades being used

This webinar will be presented by Richard Kennett and Sally Burnham.

Booking options and costs

Each individual webinar is available to book online via Eventbrite. If you wish to make a discounted block booking of all three webinars, please download and complete the booking form to make a booking and request an invoice. Please note that we are only able to process manual bookings and invoices for block bookings, otherwise an online booking must be made.

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Please note that all paid webinars are subject to VAT and all webinars are subject to the HA CPD terms and conditions. For enquiries please contact events@history.org.uk