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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  • Assessment and Progression in the new Curriculum at Key Stage 3

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    Steve Mastin is head of history at Sawston Village College in Cambridgeshire. The downloadable resource below is from a workshop session delivered at the London History Forum in November 2013 on progression in the new curriculum. Alex Ford is Head of History at Guiseley School. In his article in Teaching History 157, Alex...

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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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  • 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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  • Active Learning in AS/A2 History

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    KEY PRINCIPLES    Make a connectionEngage them in an inclusive activityIntroduce challenge and developmentMake classroom learning a part of ongoing learning outside the classroom

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  • Active approaches for engaging learners

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    Workshop Materials from Annual Conference 2014"Is it break time already?" Active approaches for engaging learners - Carmel Bones Educational Consultant, AST, Member of HA Secondary Committee and Osiris Outstanding Teaching Programme Trainer.Saturday - Session 3 - SSCB3A session full of practical, tried and tested tools for engaging learners, encouraging "flow"...

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  • American Liberalism: The Career of a Concept

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    Jonathan Bell: Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of History at the University of Reading.What historians have come to term ‘liberalism' in an American context has taken on numerous meanings that provide a lens through which to examine broad trends in US history across the twentieth century. From the...

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  • Battlefield Medicine from Agincourt to Helmand

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    Losing Sight of the Glory - Battlefield Medicine from Agincourt  to Helmand, Michael Crumplin, Curator & Jane Hughes, Curator at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The presenter and his assistant are to lay out a session that might prove of some use to those delegates interested in the history...

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  • Black History and the History of Slavery

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    Black History and the History of Slavery: Rethinking the agenda, Dr Madge Dresser, F.R.Hist.R. Associate Professor of History University of the West of EnglandIn a globalising world and with an increasingly diverse population, traditional histories are being rethought. As the influence of popular memory on national identity and political allegiance is...

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  • Black History and the History of Slavery

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    Black History and the History of Slavery: Rethinking the agenda, Dr Madge Dresser, F.R.Hist.R. Associate Professor of History University of the West of England In a globalising world and with an increasingly diverse population, traditional histories are being rethought. As the influence of popular memory on national identity and political allegiance...

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  • Black People at the Old Bailey

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    Black People at the Old Bailey, Dr Kathleen Chater, Historian, Writer and Professional Genealogist During the long eighteenth century at the height of the British slave trade, black people regularly appeared in trials at the Old Bailey in London, not just as defendants but as victims of crime and witnesses. ...

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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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  • Curriculum coherence into the new GCSE: best practice for KS3 History

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Zoë Howells and John Blake, Harris Federation The workshop sets out thinking behind designing a truly stretching, appropriate and historically sound curriculum at KS3 which develops students’ knowledge and understanding, as well as ability to write historically...

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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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  • Developing engaging enquiries with online resources

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    Don't worry about the answers... (make sure you're asking the right questions) The attached PowerPoint is from the workshop given by Andrew Payne, Head of Education and Outreach, The National Archives.

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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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  • Doing history: is it too dangerous to be a medieval historian?

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  • Effective collaboration between schools and museums

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    A Salford project on the First World War - HA Annual Conference 2013 Workshop ResourcesSteve Illingworth - Independent Educational Consultant and former Head of HistoryThis workshop examines a recent Salford project to make accessible to secondary school students the rich First World War material found in the city's museum. As well...

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  • Effective mentoring for history trainees

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    Effective mentoring for history trainees: keeping the subject at the centre of learning to teach, Katharine Burn, University of Oxford  As the range of routes into teaching has become more diverse, history teachers may find themselves acting as mentors to beginning teachers on a variety of different programmes.  This session examines the...

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  • Embedding GCSE History of Medicine

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Liz Egan, Thackray Medical Museum Thackray Medical Museum has recently launched a new range of online teacher resources, designed specifically to assist in the teaching of each of the new History of Medicine specifications (AQA Health and...

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  • Engaging pupils with the lives of local people in the past

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