Marketing History

One aspect of administering history is marketing the subject, whether to students, parents, colleagues or senor leaders. Getting students, parents and senior leaders to understand the importance and relevance of studying history is not always immediate and it is the job of history departments to ensure that through their actions, including their own teaching, that they demonstrate the real value of the subject and its rightful place as part of a broad and balanced education.  In this section you will find resources to support departments effectively market history.  

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  • Careers In History Pack Year 7

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    Year 7 Careers in History Pack

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  • Careers in History Pack Year 8

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    Year 8 Careers in History Pack

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  • Careers in History Pack Year 9

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  • Choosing History at 14 Pack

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    In the past, history has had to fight for its place as an option subject. Following the introduction of the English Baccalaureate, the impact upon history in terms of GCSE take-up is still yet to be fully seen. Whatever the case, you as a history teacher or curriculum leader may...

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  • Employment, employability and history

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    Employment, employability and history: helping students to see the connection Five years ago, in Teaching History 132, Harris and Haydn drew attention to the fact that while the vast majority of Key Stage 3 students claimed to enjoy history and even to regard it as a useful subject, relatively few...

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  • Factors influencing pupil take-up of history post Key Stage 3: an exploratory enquiry

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    ‘30% is not bad considering ...' Last year, in Teaching History 132, Richard Harris and Terry Haydn shared their findings from a research project exploring children's views of school history. Here they report on further research, seeking to explain the wide variation that they found in the proportion of pupils...

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  • History and Journalism (1): Kristallnacht - How studying history can help with a career as an investigative journalist

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    The aim of this enquiry is to show students that a history education teaches many of the skills that are vital if they want to pursue and career as a journalist.

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  • History and Journalism (2): Dunkirk - Writing 'the top line' for a news bulletin

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    Context: This is aimed at Key Stage 3 students who are studying World War Two. They should know that Britain and France declared war on Germany in September 1939.

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  • History and Law: Lenin - How studying history can help with a career within the field of the law

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    The aim of this enquiry is to show students that a history education teaches many of the skills that are vital for a number of roles within the field of the law - i.e. solicitors, barristers, judges, serving jury members and those called as witnesses. The notes below are a...

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  • How studying history can help with a career with a number of different jobs at a senior level.

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    The aim of this enquiry is to show students that a history education teaches many of the skills that are vital if they want to pursue a career in various different fields at a senior level - indeed any that may involve the need to prioritise and problem-solve.

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  • How studying history can help with a range of careers involved in shaping the places we live.

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    Town-planning, property development, leisure and heritage industries, archaeology and museum work. Context: This idea for a short series of lessons is aimed at year 7 students who are studying either a "Who do We think We are?" unit, or, more broadly, a unit on migration and settlement in Britain. It...

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  • I love history But I've got to think about a CAREER!

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    It's easy to see how learning something like IT at school can help you when you start looking for a job.  With a subject like History, it may be harder for you to identify a clear career path.  Sometimes students are even encouraged to drop History in favour of something...

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  • Introduction to the Careers Units!

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    The ‘online' resources in this area have been designed to enable teachers to deliver careers advice and guidance to students within their history lessons. This is, in many ways, a development of work we have already done with our Choosing History packs, and other resources / projects with which we...

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  • Making history meaningful: helping students see why history matters

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    October 17 saw thousands of people writing a blog of a normal Tuesday as part of the ‘History Matters’ campaign. There was great media interest in the event and the papers were full of the blogs of the famous and not so famous; people were keen to write up their...

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  • Marketing History - Some Links

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    Marketing History to your students... Choosing History at 14 Pack How studying history can help with a career as an investigative journalist  How studying history can help with a career within the field of the law  How studying history can help with a career with a number of different jobs...

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  • Promote the past, celebrate the present: putting your history department in the news

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    Dan Collins urges history teachers to promote both their subject and their department in the local press. Drawing on his experience of a history department in a large, mixed, multi-cultural comprehensive school in West London, Dan argues that there are many opportunities available, from national anniversaries to the success of...

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  • What does SLT need to know?

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Christine Counsell, The Inspiration Trust Frustrated by whole-school policies which might make sense in generic terms but which create profound distortions where history is concerned and compromise excellence and access? All middle managers need to report to SLT...

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