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  • Transition KS2-KS3: Section Guide

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    This section contains examples of projects and advice on securing continuity and progression across the primary-secondary divide.  This is the responsibility of both primary and secondary school history teachers.  Pupils need to be ready, by the end of Year 6, for history in Year 7, and courses for Year 7...

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  • Of the many significant things that have ever happened, what should we teach?

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    There are three basic strands to our lessons. How should we teach? What skills should we enable our students to build? What content should we use to deliver those skills? In this article Tony McConnell, who has been re-designing the curriculum in his school in response to a changed examination regimen, considers the issue of subject...

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  • Bringing together students from Bradford and Peshawar

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    Connecting Classrooms: bringing together Bradford and Peshawar, primary and secondary schools, history and English In this article, Dianne Excell shares her experience of a crossphase, collaborative project  funded by the British Council that brought together teachers and pupils from three  schools  n Bradford and five schools in Peshawar, Pakistan. Although...

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  • Strategies, stories and soldiers

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Allison Robinson, Crofton Junior School
 Two battles fought over a millennium apart. This year marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme and 950 years since the Battle of Hastings. The enquiry seeks to discover the...

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  • Using Folktales, Myths and Legends

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    This resource was commissioned by the Historical Association to offer teachers an entry point into the new primary History curriculum using stories: folktales, myths and legends from the civilisations, communities and cultures of the statutory programmes of study. In this resource, pupils are encouraged to recall and retell stories orally,...

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  • Remembering Agincourt: Bilingual Enquiry

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    Do they learn about Agincourt in France? 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 an enquiry looking at the battle and how it has been remembered, particularly aimed at pupils in years...

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  • Global Learning Programme

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    The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is a ground-breaking new programme which will create a national network of like-minded schools, committed to equipping their students to make a positive contribution to a globalised world by helping their teachers to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2...

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  • Before 1066 & All That: Transition between KS2 & KS3

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    This e-cpd unit models how primary and secondary teachers of history might improve transition between KS2 and KS3 through collaboration on a transition unit aimed at Year 6 pupils on the Vikings.It contains original teaching and training materials written by Andrew Wrenn, former Cambridgeshire Humanities Advisor and funded as part...

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  • Progression & Assessment without Levels - Guide

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    In the new national curriculum for primary and secondary history one of the key differences is that, for the first time since 1991, there are no level descriptions against which you can assess pupils' progress.  The new attainment target says simply that: ‘By the end of each key stage, pupils...

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  • Cunning Plan 155: WW1

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    Different interpretations of the significance of historical events in the First World War Enquiry Question: What's worth knowing about the First World War? At the end of our scheme of work on the First World War, I asked myself how I might encourage my Year 9 pupils to reflect on...

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  • Making the most of the new secondary history curriculum

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    Workshop Materials from Annual Conference 2014Friday - Session 3 - FSMM3Saturday - Session 1 - SSMM1Making the most of the new secondary history curriculum Michael Maddison HMI and Ofsted's National Lead for HistoryThis workshop will look at the requirements of the new National Curriculum at Key Stage 3 (and Key...

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  • Improving transition between primary and secondary history for the new National Curriculum

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    Workshop Materials from Annual Conference 2014 Before 1066 and all that: Improving transition between primary and secondary history for the new National Curriculum by Andrew Wrenn - Cambridgeshire LA Humanities AdvisorThis practical workshop will look at how an engaging but rigorous experience of primary history in Year 6 can build secure...

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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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  • Time and chronology: conjoined twins or distant cousins?

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    Weaknesses in pupils' grasp of historical chronology are a commonplace in popular discussion of the state of history education. However, as Blow, Lee and Shemilt argue, although undoubtedly necessary and fundamental, mastery of chronological conventions is not sufficient: the difficulties that pupils experience when learning history are conceptual, as much...

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  • Time and Place; Using a Local Historical Site with Key Stage 2 and 3

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    English Heritage and the Historical Association have teamed up to provide this great new CPD guide to getting the most out of local historical sites with your classes. This easy to follow unit provides the basis for an entire unit of local study using the built heritage around you. Examples...

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  • Key Stage 2-3 History Transition Project

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    The units and resources in this area come from the Historical Association's 2005 Key Stage 2-3 History Transition Project. These resources have been relocated from the History Transition website and are meant to be resource for teachers of history in primary and secondary schools and others in the history education community....

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  • Historical Enquiries and Interpretations

    Multipage Article

    Dr. Michael Riley started his session by showing a Key Stage 1 history reader called Orphan Mary. It told the story of a Victorian mill girl who injured her finger on machinery in a weaving shed. The story ended happily. Dr. Riley explained that when he had told the story...

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  • Joan of Arc - Saint, Witch or Warrior

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    A Year 7 History Enquiry Andrew Wrenn's training session was designed to model the approach to planning an historical enquiry set out by Michael Riley. It took teachers through a range of activities already successfully trialed with Year 7 classes at Ailwyn Community School in Ramsay, Cambridgeshire. The main feature...

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  • Extended Writing in History

    Multipage Article

    Christine Counsell gave out an essay written by a pupil she taught in a year 7 class. She asked the group to read the essay and then discuss it in pairs. The questions to be discussed were: 1. What is good about this piece of writing? 2. What is challenging...

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  • Interpretation and poor Victorian Children

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    This unit centres on the portrayal of poor, Victorian children. While factual knowledge about conditions in workhouses is an essential component of the unit, the main focus is on contrasting portrayals of one fictional Victorian child, Charles Dicken's Oliver Twist. The unit creates opportunities to analyse examples of films based...

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