Liaising with others

Museums and archives are often willing to help with curriculum planning and educational sessions for students. Online access has increased the potential for students to also liaise with others. Projects could be set up with local primary students, or with A level students studying the same topics, of with students overseas.  

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  • Triumphs Show 170: making a place for fieldwork in history lessons

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    Why ‘do’ local history? The new (grades 9–1) GCSE specifications place a lot of importance on the local environment. The rationale for this is to get students to situate a site in its historical context, and to examine the relationship between local and national developments. Initially this change was the...

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  • ‘If you had told me before that these students were Russians, I would not have believed it’

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    Bjorn Wansink and his co-authors have aligned their teaching of a recent and controversial historical issue – the Cold War – in the light of a contemporary incident. This article demonstrates a means of ensuring that students understand that different cultures’ views of their shared past are nuanced, rather than monolithic – a different concept in philosophy as well as in...

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  • Active remembrance

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    A year after the end of the First World War, George V stated: "I believe that my people in every part of the Empire fervently wish to perpetuate the memory of the Great Deliverance and those who laid down their lives to achieve it." From that moment, the idea of large-scale...

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  • Bringing together students from Bradford and Peshawar

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    Connecting Classrooms: bringing together Bradford and Peshawar, primary and secondary schools, history and English In this article, Dianne Excell shares her experience of a crossphase, collaborative project  funded by the British Council that brought together teachers and pupils from three  schools  n Bradford and five schools in Peshawar, Pakistan. Although...

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  • Creating the Debate: Public Speaking Guide

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    In this resource we have put together two sets of ideas for preparing students for the Great Debate. How to: organise activities for a debate club in preparation for the Great Debate research, structure and prepare a talk for the Great Debate The ideas will help students to engage with...

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  • Liaising with Others - Quick Links

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    Liasing with Others (Links) Liaising with an historian: ‘Miss, did this really happen here?' Exploring big overviews through local depthLiaising with the community: Teaching the very recent past: ‘Miriam's Vision' and the London bombingsLiaising with the academy: Using time-lines in assessmentLiaising with an historian: Taking new historical research into the...

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  • Triumphs Show 156 - First World War

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    Taking students outside the classroom inside the classroom Year 9 think they know a lot about the First World War. After all, they read Michael Morpurgo's novel Private Peaceful in their English lessons all the way back in Year 7, they've seen Blackadder so many times they can recite it,...

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  • Employment, employability and history

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    Employment, employability and history: helping students to see the connection Five years ago, in Teaching History 132, Harris and Haydn drew attention to the fact that while the vast majority of Key Stage 3 students claimed to enjoy history and even to regard it as a useful subject, relatively few...

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  • The Humbox Project

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    The HumBox project is part of a wider Open Educational Resources initiative funded by the JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) and the HEA, to showcase UK Higher Education by encouraging teachers within HE institutions to publish excellent teaching and learning resources openly on the web. The HumBox project focuses on...

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