Event Resources

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  • How to do a local study in four easy steps

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Catherine McHarg and Lois Gyves, Historic England Fulfilling the local study element of the curriculum at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 doesn’t have to mean spending loads of your time re-creating the entire history of...

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  • How backseat driving helped me meet the needs of the weaker learners in my classroom

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Richard Kerridge, Mildenhall College Academy A change in role gave him more time to think about how some pupils needed extra support. This session is his reflection on what he did to meet their needs and some...

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  • A-level for the New, Novice and/or Nervous!

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Helen Snelson, The Mount School Are you pretty new to, or uncertain about, A-level teaching? If so, this workshop is for you. Ideas and resources begged, borrowed, stolen and even created myself over the years are shared...

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  • Making mentoring work in history in a changing landscape

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Alison Messer and Rachele Morse, University of Southampton With new mentor standards and eight routes into teaching in 2017 this is a challenging time to be a mentor. This session taps into your existing expertise and you...

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  • Making History Stick

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Robert Peal, West London Free School Pupil success in the new history GCSE will depend on their mastery of content learnt at Key Stage 3. More than ever before, teachers need to ensure that pupils remember and...

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  • Developing period awareness at Key Stage 3

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Elisabeth Pickles and Rachel Richardson, Highworth Grammar School An outline of research into the need to develop students’ contextual knowledge in order to develop historical understanding leads into a summary of the approach that has been trialled...

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  • Using film to develop literacy skills in history

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Tarah Patel, Into Film  This session introduces some simple tools and techniques to integrate film-watching and film-making into your teaching practice, helping students to develop key literacy skills in history such as analysis, deduction and inference. Using...

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  • The Legacy of the Crusades

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    The Legacy of the Crusades: memory, myth and misuse in the Modern Age - Jonathan Phillips, Royal Holloway, University of London This podcast was recorded at the HA Annual Conference 2016 which took place at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. This talk explored the contrasting memories and legacies of the...

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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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  • How can knowledge help us in long-term planning and assessment?

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. The elephant in the room: knowledge. How can knowledge help us in long-term planning and assessment?    Christine Counsell, University of Cambridge It seems so obvious to history teachers that historical knowledge is vital that very often...

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  • Protecting the curriculum jewel of ‘interpretations’

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. The importance of an ‘S’: polishing and protecting the curriculum jewel of ‘interpretations’ (plural) Christine Counsell, University of Cambridge Since 1991, a distinctive property of England’s National Curriculum for history has been the study of others’ ‘interpretations’...

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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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  • Using Satire

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. ‘You’ve got to be joking’: using the satire of The Wipers Times trench newspaper to wipe away a false sense of period. Carolyn Massey, Thomas Deacon Academy The Wipers Times began when members of the 12th Battalion...

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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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  • Self-evaluating history departments

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Taking the temperature – how close are you to boiling point? Heather Scott, Education & Leadership Consultant In this interactive seminar, we explored how we self-evaluate history departments – how healthy is yours? Are you using Ofsted...

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  • Thinking thematically at GCSE

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Alf Wilkinson, Consultant & author Both AQA and OCR have new thematic units on Power and Democracy; in effect from Magna Carta to today. What is the key to getting to grips with this unit, and how...

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  • A cross-curricular approach to the Battle of the Somme

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Jules Wooding, Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life There can be few people who have not heard of the Battle of the Somme and most of them associate it with the events of 1 July 1916.  But the...

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  • Helping students to understand the making of America

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Alex Ford, Leeds Trinity University The American Civil War is an extremely complex topic for students to understand. Having been been an A-level staple for a long time, it has now made its way into many GCSE...

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  • Strategies, stories and soldiers

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Allison Robinson, Crofton Junior School
 Two battles fought over a millennium apart. This year marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme and 950 years since the Battle of Hastings. The enquiry seeks to discover the...

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  • British values and identities

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Andrew Wrenn, History consultant What exactly are the British values that schools are now obliged to teach? How British are they? How do they overlap with identity when pupils can share membership of more than one culture...

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