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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  • Webinar series: A great curriculum is like a great museum

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    Getting our curriculum right is one of the most important jobs for a history teacher. We have a responsibility to do justice to the past. But how do we do this? What makes a great curriculum? This webinar series explores all the facets of curriculum. The presenters will argue that a good curriculum...

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  • Webinar on demand: Using effective assessment to see if your curriculum has worked

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    Webinar series: A great curriculum is like a great museum Session 3: Using effective assessment to see if your curriculum has worked In this webinar we will focus on effective assessment of a history curriculum. This will cover: The use of summative and formative assessment Successful knowledge tests Bespoke mark schemes...

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  • Webinar on demand: Using the best pedagogy to make your curriculum work

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    Webinar series: A great curriculum is like a great museum Session 2: Using the best pedagogy to make your curriculum work In this webinar we will focus on choosing the best pedagogy to make your curriculum land. This will cover: Strategies to help students ‘know more and remember more’ The use...

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  • Webinar on demand: Choosing the right curriculum

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    Webinar series: A great curriculum is like a great museum Session 1: Choosing the right curriculum In this webinar we will focus on how you select what to include in a great curriculum and what do you decide to leave out. This will cover: Choosing on macro and micro narratives Powerful...

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  • Film: Why has Monarchy survived in Europe?

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    In the lead-up to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Dr Bob Morris joined the HA Virtual Branch in March 2022 to consider why the monarchy has survived in Europe.  Dr R. M. (Bob) Morris is a Senior Honorary Research Associate at the Constitution Unit, University College London. He was formerly a...

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  • Webinars on demand: Virtual History Forum: Reigning over change

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    By popular demand we are giving teachers the chance to view some of our recent CPD highlights by releasing recordings of previous webinars for a limited time period each month. These three recordings are taken from the Virtual History Forum which took place in March 2022 and focused on change over the...

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  • Film: “The Talk Should Not Be Broadcast”: Homosexuality and the BBC before 1967

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    In the centenary year of the BBC, this Virtual Branch talk from Marcus Collins relates the strange tale of how the BBC did and did not broadcast about homosexuality in the 1950s and 1960s and what it tells us about sexuality, broadcasting and the origins of permissiveness in mid-twentieth century Britain.  Marcus Collins...

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  • Webinar on demand: Supporting lower attainers as subject leader

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    This webinar will explore some of the subject leadership decisions associated with supporting lower attainers across the department. It will incorporate some thinking on using data, curriculum leadership and structural decisions to support lower ability students in history. This webinar was presented by Martyn Bajkowski and Hugh Richards as part...

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  • Film: Why does the massacre of the Armenians in the First World War still get overlooked?

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    Why is the term 'Armenian Genocide' controversial, with many countries still not acknowledging a genocide at all? What do we know about the event of 1915 and the plight of the Armenian community in Turkey? How can we grapple with a history that many people want to forget? In this...

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  • Film: The step up: from GCSE to A-level

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    In the webinar series Amazing A-level: developing your teaching of level three learners, Heather Sherman explores what makes effective A-level teaching through a series of six interactive webinars. The step up from GCSE to A-levels is sometimes a daunting one for students. In this introductory session we will explore the key...

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  • Film: Using 'One Day' to explore the actions that helped to lead to the Holocaust and actions of genocide

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    This year's Holocaust Memorial Day the theme is 'One Day'. In this webinar with historian Paula Kitching, we will use the one day Wannsee Conference of January 1942 to help explore the actions of the perpetrators, the Holocaust victims and how decision making by people can lead to genocide.

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  • Film: What a strange place to be buried

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    Anna Cusack joined the HA Virtual Branch to discuss unique burial locations in London c.1600-1800. Anna recently completed a PhD at Birkbeck, University of London on the marginal dead of seventeenth and eighteenth-century London, focusing specifically on suicides, executed criminals, Quakers, and Jews and the treatment of their bodily remains...

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  • Film: The Quest for the Lost of the First World War

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    Historian Robert Sackville-West joined the HA Virtual Branch in November 2021 to talk about the topic of his book The Searchers: The Quest for the Lost of the First World War. By the end of the First World War, the whereabouts of more than half a million British soldiers were unknown. Most were presumed...

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  • Film: History teachers as teachers of reading

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    Students and teachers can perceive literacy, particularly the challenges of extended reading and writing, to be a barrier to enjoyment of and success in history. Repeated lockdowns over the past two years have, despite teachers’ most creative and dedicated responses to remote learning, made it even harder to help children...

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  • Film: Making the most of your secondary membership

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  • Film: Exploring representations and attitudes to disability across history

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    This webinar was presented by Richard Rieser, who is a campaigner and champion for disability rights and the coordinator of UK Disability History Month. His presentation is part of our ongoing work to explore disability history and the arguments and representations of it and ensure that people from disability groups...

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  • Film: Making the most of your secondary membership as a trainee

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    Are you a trainee teacher, new to or interested in HA secondary membership and want some guidance on where to start? In this webinar we guide you through some key benefits included as part of your membership - from essential online resources and journal support for beginning teachers to available CPD and accreditation routes...

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  • Film: Life and Death in Occupied France

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    Robert Pike joined the HA Virtual Branch to discuss the research for his latest book Silent Village: Life and Death in Occupied France. This work explores life in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane before, during and after the infamous massacre and destruction by Nazi Germany that took place on 10 June...

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  • Film: History for All - Approaches from the Special Sector

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    Whilst many teachers in mainstream schools now have useful links with primary coordinators and have a working knowledge of how the curriculum is approached and implemented in Key Stages 1&2, few colleagues have contact with special schools and the expertise which our colleagues in special education can share with us...

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  • Film: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution

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    In this Virtual Branch webinar we were joined in conversation with Dr Toby Green on his acclaimed book 'A Fistful of Shells'. Shortlisted for the 2020 Wolfson Prize and winner of the 2019 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, the book explores West Africa from the Rise of the...

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