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    In this section you will find presentations and handouts, plus podcasts from HA events, including our annual conference. Click here to access these resources...

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  • Responsive teaching: best practice formative assessment in history

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Harry Fletcher-Wood, Institute for Teaching Formative assessment allows us to respond to students’ needs rapidly and appropriately.  This presentation looks beyond gimmicky approaches to Assessment for Learning and agonising demands for ‘tripleimpact marking’, outlining what research in...

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  • The heart of history: practical approaches to teaching about historical interpretations

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Alex Ford, Leeds Trinity University Historical interpretations are now specified for teaching in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, but they remain one of the least taught aspects of the history curriculum. Can your students separate Kenez’s...

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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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  • The Kindertransports: teaching challenging history at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. James Griffiths, National Holocaust Centre and Museum Through exploring the experiences of German Jewish children who grew up under the Nazi regime and left on the Kindertransports children can develop their historical knowledge of the period from...

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  • Curriculum coherence into the new GCSE: best practice for KS3 History

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Zoë Howells and John Blake, Harris Federation The workshop sets out thinking behind designing a truly stretching, appropriate and historically sound curriculum at KS3 which develops students’ knowledge and understanding, as well as ability to write historically...

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  • Embedding GCSE History of Medicine

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Liz Egan, Thackray Medical Museum Thackray Medical Museum has recently launched a new range of online teacher resources, designed specifically to assist in the teaching of each of the new History of Medicine specifications (AQA Health and...

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  • Using ASDAN’s History Short Course with SEND learners

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Gareth Davey, Bank View SchoolA look at how the ASDAN History Short Course has been used in a post-16 setting with SEND learners and how the course has helped to develop both academic and practical skills for...

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  • Women at the centre of history

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Katharine Burn and Jason Todd, University of Oxford The approach of the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act is a good time to take stock of the place of women in history. This workshop...

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  • Grammar. Nazis. Historically rigorous approaches to integrating literacy into lessons

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Jim Carroll, Esher College History education stakeholders often report that students find extended writing prohibitively demanding. These stakeholders’ respective proposed solutions, however, have often been pluralistic to the point of contradiction. By systematically drawing on the recommendations...

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  • ‘Therefore’, ‘so’, ‘because’, ‘So what?’ Strategies for mastery of historical argument and analytical thinking at A-level

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Arthur Chapman, UCL Institute of Education Analytical thinking is key to success at A-level. It is easier to identify its absence than it is to explain what it means. This workshop focuses on helping A-level history students understand...

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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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  • Loyalty and dissent: South Asia in the First World War

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Iqbal Husain, The National Archives This session shares with delegates some of the exciting ways in which The National Archives' Outreach Team are developing resources and partnerships to explore the often difficult and messy relationship Britain had with...

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  • Helping A-level students make reasoned judgements in their argumentative writing

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. David Brown, The Sixth Form College Farnborough and Dani Hilliard, University of Exeter Making reasoned judgements based on ‘valid criteria’ is a key part of assessment across the new A-levels.  However, for A-level students this is an...

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  • How backseat driving helped me meet the needs of the weaker learners in my classroom

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Richard Kerridge, Mildenhall College Academy A change in role gave him more time to think about how some pupils needed extra support. This session is his reflection on what he did to meet their needs and some...

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  • ‘Cherishe ye Calais better than it is’: aliens and migrants in medieval England

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Andrew Payne, The National Archives and Ben Walsh, Author and Trainer ‘You were never more than 10 miles from an immigrant in medieval England.’ Professor Mark Ormrod’s claim challenges preconceptions about the extent of migration during the...

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  • ‘Like a really good book and you want to know more’: involving students in historical enquiries at Key Stage 3

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Abdul Mohamud and Robin Whitburn, Justice to History This is a good time to reconsider Key Stage 3 schemes of work in the light of changes in GCSE and A-level examination courses. Students tell us that well-sequenced...

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  • Using film to develop literacy skills in history

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Tarah Patel, Into Film  This session introduces some simple tools and techniques to integrate film-watching and film-making into your teaching practice, helping students to develop key literacy skills in history such as analysis, deduction and inference. Using...

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  • A-level for the New, Novice and/or Nervous!

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Helen Snelson, The Mount School Are you pretty new to, or uncertain about, A-level teaching? If so, this workshop is for you. Ideas and resources begged, borrowed, stolen and even created myself over the years are shared...

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  • Developing period awareness at Key Stage 3

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Elisabeth Pickles and Rachel Richardson, Highworth Grammar School An outline of research into the need to develop students’ contextual knowledge in order to develop historical understanding leads into a summary of the approach that has been trialled...

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