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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: Widening horizons within, and beyond, the taught curriculum

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Puritan attitudes towards plays and pleasure in the Age of Shakespeare

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    In Twelfth Night Shakespeare gently mocked the Puritans, who objected to stage plays and other entertainments. Yet within four decades, the Puritans had closed the London theatres and were about to seize power from Charles I. Among their many reforms were the banning of Christmas celebrations and of Twelfth Night itself....

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  • Parliament and Votes for Women

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    Workshop Materials from Annual Conference 2014 Saturday - Session 3 - SHPV3 Parliament and Votes for Women - Clare Mullin Outreach Officer for the Midlands An examination of the role of Suffragist and Suffragette  campaigning to secure the vote for women. Including insights and documents from the Parliamentary Archives collection.

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  • Progression and assessment in the new KS3

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    Workshop Materials from Annual Conference 2014Progression and assessment in the new KS3 by Alex Ford Head of History, Guiseley SchoolFriday - Session 2 - FSAF2Saturday - Session 4 - SSAF4How will teachers assess progress in History now that the ‘levels' system is no more? Are there any meaningful alternatives? Will...

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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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  • Rigorous history and Ofsted success: happy bedfellows

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    Michael Fordham - Head of History, Cottenham Village College  Geraint Brown - Advanced Skills Teacher, Cottenham Village CollegeHA Annual Conference 2013 Workshop ResourcesThe Cottenham Village College history department was used as a ‘Good Practice' case study by Ofsted in 2012, with the report highlighting enquiry-based planning, rigorous historical thinking and...

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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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  • Writing the history of nineteenth-century Europe

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    Keynote Speech from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast Sir Richard Evans FBA - Regius Professor of History and President of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge ‘Study problems, not periods', Lord Acton famously advised in his Inaugural Lecture at Cambridge. Centuries in themselves have no historical meaning; the...

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