Triumphs Show

The regular ‘Triumph Shows’ that feature in Teaching History offer a quick way for teachers to celebrate their successes and share inspirational ideas with one another. While the ideas are always explained in sufficient depth for others to be able to take them forward in their own practice, the simple Triumph Show format allows teachers to present individual activities or one-off events that have had a particular impact on their students. The website search function means that relevant ‘Triumph Shows’ can be identified in relation to particular substantive content or principles of planning, but simply browsing through the collection can also provide powerful inspiration and trigger new ideas. It might even inspire you to begin writing for Teaching History yourself – sharing a recent ‘Triumph’ is a great way to start!  

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  • Triumphs Show 113: How to make the Elizabethan Religious Settlement sufficiently complicated for Year 8

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    This edition of the 'Triumphs Show' explains 'How to make the Elizabethan Religious Settlement sufficiently complicated for Year 8'.

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  • Triumphs Show 112: William Bent and family: a personal timeline of the Plains Wars

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    Using the experiences of William Bent and his family in the 1860s, this resource was designed to develop different kinds of historical thinking. For example, it highlights what a turning point the Sand Creek massacre proved to be.

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  • Triumphs Show 111: Recreating 1930s Europe with the help of Year 9

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    Sally Evans demonstrates how constructing a map of Europe can enhance pupils' understandings on the causations of World War Two.

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  • Triumphs Show 110: Would you sacrifice watching television for Great Britain?

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    This lesson has worked well with higher ability whole classes and with smaller groups with Special Educational Needs. It is essentially a citizenship exercise. It encourages pupils to explore their own values, to justify these values through argument and, through discussion, to understand and accept that others might hold different...

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  • Triumphs Show 109: strengthening the quality and popularity of post-16 history

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    Why is it, I wonder, that Rednock students enjoy their history so much and why have so many opted for the subject at ‘AS’ Level? This new course, designed to bridge the gap between GCSE and ‘A’ Level, has allowed a new calibre of student to enrol. The ability range,...

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  • Triumphs Show 108: Getting the whole school buzzing about history

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    It was the brainwave of the English department to bring in a script writer to work with Key Stage 3 students of the full ability range writing the lower school production. This was too good an opportunity for the history department to miss.

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  • Triumphs Show 107: opening a new HA branch

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    Heather Scott gives a detailed account of the opening of a new HA branch in West Yorkshire.

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  • Triumphs Show 105: Year 9s respond directly to 9/11

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    Caroline Godsell describes the reactions and concerns of two Year 9 classes after the 9/11 attack.

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  • Triumphs Show 103: Using active learning to motivate GCSE groups

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    Phil Smith demonstrates how active learning can motivate GCSE groups.

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  • Triumphs Show 102: communicating historical difference to children with literacy problems

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    With the summer break stretching forth its welcome hand and the final lesson with my lowband Year 7 class looming, I wanted to ensure that the enthusiasm and dedication that this class had shown throughout the year was kept alive over the holiday period. We had been studying the Norman...

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  • Triumphs Show 101: enthusing Year 8 about Oliver Cromwell

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    Heather Scott explains how a two week written project on Oliver Cromwell motivated and enthused a Year 8 class.

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