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  • CPD Guides

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    CPD comes in many different forms and through a variety of platforms. In this section you'll find our static online CPD units. These units are stand-alone, expert produced, units for HA members to work through and use at leisure. As a new teacher, you may find these units helpful to...

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  • Studying History at Competitive Universities: Teacher's guide

    Multipage Article

    Every year hundreds of students, supported by their teachers and schools apply to study history at the country's most competitive universities. How do you make sure that you or your students stand out from the crowd? This helpful guide is written by Tony McConnell, a former Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator...

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  • Progression & Assessment without Levels - Guide

    Multipage Article

    In the new national curriculum for primary and secondary history one of the key differences is that, for the first time since 1991, there are no level descriptions against which you can assess pupils' progress.  The new attainment target says simply that: ‘By the end of each key stage, pupils...

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  • Historical Interpretation: Why is it still such a major issue?

    Multipage Article

    This E-CPD unit was produced for the previous National Curriculum, when Interpretations in History were still relatively new. In the current National Curriculum, Interpretations are still central to the skills necessary for success. Perhaps more so, as it is now a separate assessment objective [AO4] at GCSE, starting in 2016,...

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  • Dimensions of diversity - How do we improve our teaching of social complexity in history?

    Multipage Article

    This E-CPD unit has been devised to support teachers in developing their teaching of diversity within history programmes of study from Key Stage 3 to A level. Click on the introduction below to see three video clips in which the authors introduce the resource and set the context!

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  • T.E.A.C.H Online

    Multipage Article

    T.E.A.C.H. Online is a resource that follows on from the Historical Association's T.E.A.C.H. Report published in 2007 with support from DCSF. It offers further expert advice, case studies, materials and classroom resources for teachers of history on teaching emotive and controversial history from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 5. N.B....

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  • Progression - more than 'could do better' ?

    Multipage Article

    Some notion of progression underpins all teaching as well as curriculum, course design, work scheme construction lesson planning, evaluation and assessment.  But what do we mean by progression and how do we help our students achieve it? Does our assessment reflect progression? Do our reports to parents comment on progression? In this E-CPD...

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  • Trinity School Museum Project (Bursary Project)

    Multipage Article

    The Historical Association was left a legacy by Joan Lewin which became the Joan Lewin Education Bursary Fund. Each year, applicants apply for grants for education projects surrounding aspects of teaching and learning, resources, or education research. In 2012, Siobhan Dickens carried out a project with students to create and...

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  • Support Materials for the ASDAN History Course

    Multipage Article

    This unit provides support materials for the ASDAN History course. To register for the course click here. In line with its total commitment to History for All, the HA has, with ASDAN, developed a history course that is accessible, yet challenging. You can find out more in the introduction. The...

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  • Muslim Rescuers of the Holocaust CPD

    Multipage Article

    This CPD unit focuses on the experience of Muslim rescuers during the Holocaust and the Second World War. It was written by Andrew Wrenn, Cambridgeshire Humanities Advisor, to complement  another unit published earlier on this website called Muslim Tommies which dealt with the experience of Muslim soldiers fighting for Britain...

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  • We Also Served: British Asian Veterans of WW2

    Multipage Article

    In search of the story of British Asian Veterans of World War Two.‘We also served' is a moving short film, which follows pupils from Beardwood and St Bede's high schools as they research why the contribution of these soldiers is not more widely recognised.

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  • Time and Place; Using a Local Historical Site with Key Stage 2 and 3

    Multipage Article

    English Heritage and the Historical Association have teamed up to provide this great new CPD guide to getting the most out of local historical sites with your classes. This easy to follow unit provides the basis for an entire unit of local study using the built heritage around you. Examples...

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  • Muslim Tommies

    Multipage Article

    This Key Stage 3 History scheme of work was originally published as part of the Who Do We Think We Are? Website. It is designed to follow on from a general focus on the First World War, probably in Year 9 and looks in depth at the little known history...

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  • A Guide to E-CPD

    Article

    What exactly is E-CPD?Electronic Continuous Professional Development is history subject specific CPD delivered online. The project has been funded by TDA as part of their brief to develop teachers' subject knowledge and pedagogy.HA ECPD units have been written by highly experienced people in their fields often working with teams of...

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  • Making History: Using Archives in the Classroom

    Multipage Article

    In this E-CPD unit, The National Archives shares their expertise in using archival material in the history classroom, offering practical examples for activities.  They lead you through the process of finding material, selecting interesting documents, identifying an enquiry and devising a creative final task.  A section on educational research guides you in targeting...

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  • Teaching and learning - what we do best.

    Multipage Article

    What is effective teaching and how do we tailor our lessons so that students learn best?  In this E-CPD resource, we are going to explore and address teaching and learning and consider ways in which teachers use effective teaching methods to facilitate learning.

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  • Chronology Project

    Multipage Article

    What are we trying to achieve? This is an excellent example of a small-scale co-operative project between several schools, each addressing the issue of Chronology in a way that is particularly pertinent to their own department and needs. It could act as a model for co-operation between a cluster of...

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