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  • Teaching the Age of Revolutions (1755-1848)

    9th June 2017

    Working with the broader Waterloo200 education legacy plan the Historical Association is pleased to announce an ambitious new three-year education programme that will focus on teacher subject knowledge and subject pedagogy to help embed the teaching of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century history in UK schools. Teacher Fellowship Programme...

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  • The Cold War in the Classroom Week 8

    Article

    This was the final week of the online course in the Cold War in the Classroom programme. Fittingly, the teachers were looking at the historiography of the end of the Cold War and specifically the debate over exactly when the Cold War ended. Teachers were asked to look at an...

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  • The Cold War in the Classroom Week 7

    Article

    Many teachers teaching the Cold War find themselves with that nagging sensation that because of the restraints of time and or curricula they don’t manage to convey to their students the full breadth and scope of the Cold War. This is particularly true of the Cold War in Asia. Some...

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  • The Cold War in the Classroom Week 6

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    There was another shift in content focus in week 6, to an area which was discussed in the residential back in January and which was new to many of us. The key issue was whether, or to what extent, states were able to stay out of the Cold War, or...

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  • The Cold War in the Classroom Week 5

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    This week was all about moving away from the standard Cold War narratives of political summits and military showdowns of the superpowers. Instead, we asked our teachers to think about how the Cold War dynamics impacted upon ‘ordinary life’ on either side of the Iron Curtain. The reading focused on...

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  • The Cold War in the Classroom Week 4

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    This week the focus was on the Iron Curtain, and the extent to which it was really an impenetrable barrier or whether it was possible for people, information and ideas to cross it. Our teachers were asked to read Michael David-Fox’s book chapter 'The Iron Curtain as Semipermeable Membrane' and...

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  • The Cold War in the Classroom Week 3

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    This week our teachers read up on a still relatively little-known Cold War incident, a routine NATO military exercise named ‘Able Archer 83’ that took place in Western Europe in November 1983. The simulation was so realistic that it convinced some Soviet officials that the West was preparing for a...

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  • The Cold War in the Classroom Week 2

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    This week in the programme the focus was on nuclear politics and the experience of living under the constant threat of nuclear war. We asked the Teacher Fellows to study another HA podcast, Matthew Grant's Living in the Atomic Age. We also asked them to read a couple of articles...

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  • The Cold War in the Classroom Week 1

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    Well, the HA Teacher Fellowship Programme on the Cold War is now well and truly underway. After an intensive opening weekend residential at Birkbeck University the fellows have been working away most diligently and impressively on the online course. What is really striking is the level of engagement and enthusiasm...

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  • The Cold War in the Classroom

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    Closing date: Monday 7 November 2016 Course leader: Ben Walsh Academic leader: Dr Jessica Reinisch (Birkbeck) The Teacher Fellowship Programme for 2017 is a fully-funded course which will focus on the history and historiography of the Cold War. The course will be taught by historians at Birkbeck, University of London...

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  • Teacher Fellowships

    Information

    The Teacher Fellowship Programme is a new CPD scheme focused on providing sustained, knowledge-based professional development for teachers over two terms or more. The Historical Association has worked with experienced teacher educators and academic experts to offer fully-funded courses which address specific curriculum needs. Each annual programme is split into...

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  • Agincourt 600

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    The inaugural Teacher Fellowship Programme was launched through funding provided by Agincourt 600 with the aim of providing rigorous, subject knowledge-focused professional development for teachers. It is being led by Ian Dawson with a focus on the fifteenth century and late Middle Ages. The programme began with a two-day residential...

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  • Interpreting Agincourt: KS3 Scheme of Work

    Article

    2015 was a year of anniversaries. As part of our funded commemoration projects surrounding the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, we have commissioned this scheme of work looking at interpretations of the battle and period, particularly aimed at pupils in Key Stage Three. It comes with a complete...

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