Event Resources

We know how important it is to you to be able to reflect upon the professional development you undertake and to revisit the resources, advice and guidance. In this section, you will find a repository of training resources and materials from past events. Read more

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  • Film: Widening horizons within, and beyond, the taught curriculum

    Article

    The film below was taken at the London History Forum: Widening Perspectives which took place on Thursday 25 April 2019 at the UCL Institute of Education and features Will Bailey-Watson (subject lead for PGCE History at the University of Reading).The renewed emphasis on curriculum in many schools is giving history teachers a...

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  • Film: The new Ofsted education inspection framework (EIF) 2019

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    The film below was taken at the HA Annual Conference in Chester May 2019 and features Heather Fearn, Inspector Curriculum and Professional Development Lead, Ofsted. This session aimed to explain Ofsted’s approach to inspecting the curriculum under the new education inspection framework (EIF) that will come into effect in September 2019, with...

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  • Film: Creating a more positive interpretation of the Middle Ages at Key Stage 3

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  • Secondary HA Conference 2019 resources

    Multipage Article

    The resources in this section are from workshops presented for Secondary teachers at the HA Annual Conference 2019. The conference took place in Chester on 17-18 May 2019. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of expert CPD and engaging history. In the Secondary pathway you can...

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  • Film: Making an effective History curriculum

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    Richard Kennett is a senior leader, teacher, blogger, text-book author and member of HA secondary committee. In November 2018, Richard visited the Yorkshire History Forum to talk about his school’s experience of reviewing and re-planning their Key Stage 3 curriculum. This film is of Richard’s keynote speech at the Forum....

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  • Secondary HA Conference 2018 resources

    Multipage Article

    The resources in this section are from workshops presented for Secondary history teachers at the HA Annual Conference 2018. The conference took place in Stratford-upon-Avon on 18-19 May 2018. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of research-led CPD and captivating history. In...

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  • Secondary workshop resources – HA Conference 2017

    Multipage Article

    Handouts and presentations from secondary workshops that took place at the HA Annual Conference 2017 in Manchester. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of expert CPD and engaging history. In the Secondary pathway you can hear from the experts behind the Teaching History articles and...

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  • Narrative analysis and new history curricula

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Zoë Howells, History consultant ‘Narrative’ is no longer such a dirty word, and has become a feature of many a classroom and increasingly, many a student’s exercise book. Intrigued by the inclusion of ‘narrative analysis’ in new...

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  • Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Emma Manners, Fountains Abbey and Kate Brennan, Act the Facts This workshop explored some exciting new approaches to site studies using case studies from Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and AS/A-level.  Emma and Kate showed how...

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  • Learning to love linear?

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Some ideas for the successful introduction of the new A-levels. Diana Laffin, The Sixth Form College Farnborough This workshop provided some ideas for meeting the challenge of the new linear A-Levels.  It included strategies for tackling the...

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  • Whose (hi)stories are we telling?

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Katherine Burn, University of Oxford This workshop explores the process of planning a rigorous and engaging historical enquiry that begins with the extraordinary story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, in the context of the transatlantic slave trade and...

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  • Getting away from the A-level trudge

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Sacha Cinnamond, Mildenhall College Academy This workshop provides some ideas for navigating through the mass of content at A-level yet still making it interactive, engaging and fun. While acknowledging that when the exam devil drives, enlightened ‘spoon-feeding’...

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  • Why can’t all my lessons be as exciting as history?

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Paige Richardson, The Northwood School The focus of this workshop is on encouraging engagement and participation in lessons.  Paige looked at a range of practical strategies that have proven to be effective with the less able, reluctant...

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  • The Norman Conquest: why did it matter?

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    Keynote Speech from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast Dr Marc Morris - Historian, author and television presenter 1066 is the most famous date in English history. Everyone remembers the story, depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry, of William the Conqueror's successful invasion, and poor King Harold being felled...

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  • Secondary workshop resources – HA Conference 2016

    Multipage Article

    Handouts and presentations from secondary workshops that took place at the HA Annual Conference 2016 in Harrogate. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of expert CPD and engaging history. In the Secondary pathway you can hear from the experts behind the Teaching History articles and...

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  • Interpreting Agincourt: KS3 Scheme of Work

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    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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  • Who we think we are: teaching migration

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    Workshop by Martin Spafford, Former Head of History and member of BASA ‘From the earliest times', wrote the Daily Mail, ‘immigration has played a central role in shaping the story of our maritime nation. Indeed there can barely be a British citizen alive without ancestors from overseas - whether Saxon, Roman,...

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  • Lucy Worsley: How to build an Anniversary

    Multipage Article

    Do you sometimes heave a cynical sigh when you hear that it's 175 years since the invention of, say, the paperclip, and that a wealth of exhibitions, books and TV programmes are planned to celebrate the fact?  Well, anniversaries can be a powerful hook to get people interested in the...

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  • Secondary workshop resources – HA Conference 2015

    Multipage Article

    Handouts and presentations from secondary workshops that took place at the HA Annual Conference 2015 in Bristol. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of expert CPD and engaging history. In the Secondary pathway you can hear from the experts behind the Teaching History articles and...

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  • Secondary workshop resources – HA Conference 2014

    Multipage Article

    Handouts and presentations from secondary workshops that took place at the HA Annual Conference 2014. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of expert CPD and engaging history. In the Secondary pathway you can hear from the experts behind the Teaching History articles and textbooks on...

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