Event Resources

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  • Interpretations 16-19

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Arthur Chapman, UCL Institute of Education What is the point of teaching about historical interpretations at A-level? Why do students find interpretations challenging? How can we help them develop their understandings of: (a) what historical interpretations are...

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  • Lasting learning

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Carmel Bones, Director/Trainer Given the new linear GCSEs, this interactive session will provide principles and time-saving, take-away practical strategies to enhance thinking, motivation and lasting learning. It will help to build good history habits and autonomy which...

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  • Nurturing aspirations for elite universities

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Lucy Hemsley, Cheltenham Bournside School & Sixth Form Centre What can schools do to support potential history Oxbridge applicants? Research suggests that A-level alone is not adequate preparation, but there is very little information publicly available on...

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  • Teaching the Crusades beyond KS3

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Richard Kerridge, Mildenhall College Academy Most teachers probably teach something about the Crusades at Key Stage 3, whether using the First Crusade to show the religious nature of the medieval period or the Third Crusade to highlight...

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  • Teaching 2016 GCSE and making it stick

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Richard McFahn, Head of Humanities & founder of History Resource Cupboard GCSE is changing: new topics, a thematic study, a greater emphasis on knowledge and interpretations, more content to cover and all of this to be tested...

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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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  • 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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  • Deep substantive knowledge is the friend of history teachers

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Steve Mastin, Sawston Village College With the National Curriculum debate arguably behind us, the history community now moves on to confront the new GCSE with a greater emphasis on examining substantive knowledge.  Increasingly, schools are looking to...

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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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  • WW1 campaigns in eastern Africa (Film)

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    Keynote Speech: ‘A most regrettable occurrence’: the First World War campaigns in eastern Africa Edward Paice, Director, Africa Research Institute In this filmed lecture Edward Paice explores the devastating and tragic consequences of Britain and Germany’s actions in East Africa during the First World War. Two weeks after the armistice...

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  • Epidemic disease in Restoration London (Film)

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    Presidential Lecture: London’s Dreaded Visitation: the impact and nature of epidemic disease in Restoration London and after Justin Champion, President of the Historical Association and Professor of the History of Early Modern Ideas, Royal Holloway, University of London This lecture explored the epidemiology of disease in metropolitan London, exploring by...

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  • Private Lives of the Saints (Film)

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    Keynote Speech: Private Lives of the Saints: power, passion and politics in Anglo-Saxon England Janina Ramirez, Academic, broadcaster and author Behind the authorised saints’ lives and cult veneration lie real historical figures and, as Janina will reveal, their stories are no less fascinating than the legends. Far from the one-dimensional...

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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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  • The long shadow of the Spanish Civil War

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    The long shadow of the Spanish Civil War - Peter Anderson, University of Leeds This podcast was recorded at the HA Annual Conference 2016 which took place at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. This talk examined how and why the Spanish Civil War continues to divide society. It begins by...

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  • The many trials of Lady Theodosia Ivie

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    ‘Cunning in law above any’? The many trials of Lady Theodosia Ivie, 1650-1700 - Dr Nicola 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 tumultuous life of Lady Theodosia...

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  • How Key Stage 3 can help thematic study at Key Stage 4

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    As the new GCSE specifications begin to be taught, and as the reformed A-Level continues into its second year of the new linear specifications, many of you will be turning your attention back to Key Stage 3 to ensure that it provides the right building blocks for Key Stages 4...

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  • Planning for the new AQA GCSE History

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    An Introduction to Planning, Teaching and Assessing the New AQA GCSE History This presentation was given at the HA Annual Conference 2016 which took place at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. Leading history author Aaron Wilkes will take you through the new GCSE History, looking at how key topics and...

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  • Presidential Lecture: Sophia Electress of Hanover

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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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  • 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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