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  • Learning outside the classroom (KS3) Section Guide

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    Learning outside the classroom is not just about making visits. It is, quite simply about the world beyond the classroom, whether that be the places, historic sites, museums, monuments that we visit as part of our teaching, or whether it is creating a human timeline, re-enacting a battle or digging...

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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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  • Myth, mystery, history? building interpretation skills from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Megan Gooch and Amy Mann, Historic Royal Palaces How do you separate myths, legends, falsehoods and evidencebased history? The requirement at GCSE for students to understand the building of historical narratives makes attainment more challenging, unless interpretation...

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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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  • Triumphs Show 157 - What makes art history?

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    What makes art history? Year 7 exploit the resources of the Victoria and Albert Museum's Medieval Gallery to create and curate their own answer What do 14 Year 7 students, an art teacher, a history teacher and the Victoria and Albert Museum have in common? They are all part of...

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  • Helping Year 9s explore multiple narratives through the history of a house

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    A host of histories: helping Year 9s explore multiple narratives through the history of a house Described by the author Monica Ali as a building that ‘sparks the imagination and sparks conversations', 19 Princelet Street, now a Museum of Diversity and Immigration, captivated the imagination of teacher David Waters. He...

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  • Triumphs Show 156 - First World War

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    Taking students outside the classroom inside the classroom Year 9 think they know a lot about the First World War. After all, they read Michael Morpurgo's novel Private Peaceful in their English lessons all the way back in Year 7, they've seen Blackadder so many times they can recite it,...

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  • Remembering the First World War: Using a battlefield tour of the Western Front

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    Remembering the First World War: Using a battlefield tour of the Western Front to help pupils take a more critical approach to what they encounter The first year of the government's First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme is now under way, allowing increasing numbers of students from across Britain...

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  • Year 7 explore the story of a London street

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    One street, twenty children and the experience of a changing town: Year 7 explore the story of a London street Michael Wood and others have recently drawn attention to the ways in which big stories can be told through local histories. Hughes and De Silva report a teaching unit through...

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  • Teaching and Learning Resources from Canterbury Archaeological Trust

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    Teaching and Learning Resources from Canterbury Archaeological Trust (www.canterburytrust.co.uk) CAT is based in Canterbury and operates throughout Kent undertaking excavation, surveys and research.  Its constitutional aim is to ‘promote the advancement of public education in the subject of Archaeology' and it achieves this through a range of learning opportunities -...

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  • How do we get better at going on trips: Planning for progression outside the classroom

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    School trips are, it seems, always in the news. They are under threat, or vital, or the preserve of wealthier students, or a forum for poor behaviour, or a day out of the classroom to build relationships, or a fantastic learning experience where students learn important life skills (such as...

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  • Manifesto for learning outside the classroom

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    the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto – launched a few months ago - is intended to be a ‘movement’, the purpose of which is to canvas support for education beyond the school walls. It grew out of the education and skills select Committee’s report of 2005 which acknowledged the challenges...

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  • Beyond the classroom: developing student teachers' work with museums and historic sites

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    Working visits to historical sites for the purposes of developing pupils’ historical understanding can be extremely useful. As part of their training, student teachers need to acquire understanding and skills in the planning and management of worthwhile ‘fieldwork’. This work can be very powerful indeed if it emerges from co-operation...

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