Free lesson sequences

Finding the time to research, plan and produce thoughtful, appropriately demanding and well crafted sequences of lessons is a challenge. At the Historical Association we are supporting our members by carefully collating a number of free fully-resourced lesson sequences that have been produced through funded projects. We are also supporting our corporate members through the creation of brand new fully resourced lesson sequences linked to lessons or sequences that have been featured in our journal Teaching History. Each term we will be adding a new fully resourced sequence of lessons that corporate members can trust to have been researched and produced to the highest standards from a trusted body. Sequences will link to specific Key Stage 3-5 topics, but provide fresh insights. The first lesson of each sequence is free to all members – find out how you can upgrade to corporate membership to gain access to the full sequences here

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  • Secondary Education and Social Change in the UK since 1945: KS3 resource packs

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    Although secondary education become an almost universal experience for British 11-year-olds after the Second World War, it is striking how rarely this key social transformation is used to engage current school-age pupils studying post-1945 British history. // Can't see the video? Download it here The lessons on these pages are...

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  • Lesson sequence: Muslim Tommies - taster lesson

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    This series of lessons has been designed to teach students something of the role of Muslim soldiers in the British Army in the First World War. By working with what remains of the War and how the Muslim contribution has been remembered, students will learn that the narrative is more...

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  • Lesson sequence: Eighteenth-century politics – taster lesson

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    This series of lessons has been designed to enable students to learn about power and political change in Britain in the period 1688–1783. Through the unfolding narrative, students learn about key concepts, including monarchy, government and Parliament, identify causal factors and develop a sense of period. Finally, they assess how power...

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  • Lesson sequence: The Normans - taster lesson

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    This series of lessons investigates the impact of the Norman Conquest. It does this by getting students to question Simon Schama’s interpretation that the Normans brought a ‘truck-load of trouble’ to England. The sequence is five lessons long, with the first four lessons delivering the content and the fifth wrapping up...

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  • Lesson sequence: Life in a Medieval Village - taster lesson

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    This series of lessons has been designed to make gaining knowledge of medieval rural life engaging for students and to teach them how good historical fiction is constructed. Students learn how to write a story about life in the fourteenth-century Suffolk village of Walsham and to do so successfully they...

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  • Lesson sequence: Twentieth-century Europe - taster lesson

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    This series of lessons has been designed to support the teaching of recent 20th century history at Key Stage 3. This sequence of lessons will enable students to learn some of the historical context to the European Union and Britain’s relationship with the European Union today. It combines overview and...

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  • Free Teacher Fellowship lesson sequences

    Multipage Article

    Finding the time to research, plan and produce thoughtful, appropriately demanding and well crafted sequences of lessons is a challenge. At the Historical Association we are supporting our members by carefully collating a number of free fully resourced lesson sequences that have been produced through funded projects. The Teacher Fellowship programmes operated...

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  • Suffrage enquiries: free history and citizenship lesson sequences

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    Looking for ways to better teach the suffrage campaign and move away from focusing on just a handful of individuals? To accompany our searchable database of suffrage campaigners, we have created a number of free fully-resourced history enquiries and citizenship activities, each featuring a sequence of lessons:

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  • Magna Carta Enquiry: free lesson sequence

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    The following sequence of lessons is designed to build on pupils' existing knowledge and understanding of the medieval period. In particular it is assumed that pupils will already have an outline knowledge of the main features of medieval kingship and how monarchs exercised their power. In determining the focus for...

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