Secondary News

  • Teaching History 173: Out now

    18th December 2018

    Access Teaching History 173 here (free to HA Secondary Members) Opening Doors The theme for this edition of Teaching History draws part of its inspiration from calls for the school curriculum to give young people access to genuinely ‘powerful knowledge’: knowledge that will take them beyond the confines of their own...

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  • Happy Christmas from the HA

    18th December 2018

    Yes, it’s that time of year when the darkness comes to light with the soft glow of twinkly lights and we all wish it would snow. The Christian festival of Christmas has an interesting history: it is the celebration of Christ’s birth but with a multitude of non-religious traditions and...

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  • Write your own Historical Fiction Competition 2019

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    Make sure they don't miss their chance - entries must be received by 31 May 2019. Our historical fiction competition has gone from strength to strength and each year we are so impressed by the number and standard of entries we receive around such a wide range of historical periods and settings. You...

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  • Transcribed pamphlets shed new light on pre-Civil War Britain

    11th December 2018

    Hundreds of handwritten pamphlets detailing the news, politics, intrigue and scandals of pre-Civil War Britain are now at the fingertips of academics, history buffs, teachers and students. The Manuscript Pamphleteering in Early Stuart England project was led by University of Birmingham historian Dr Noah Millstone, and the Historical Association were involved...

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  • Teacher Fellowship Programme 2019: Britain and transatlantic slavery

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    Transatlantic slavery remains one of the most widely taught topics in secondary schools' history curricula and poses challenges of principle and practice that require considerable reflection and critical rigour. This year’s second Teacher Fellowship Programme will explore the teaching of Britain's complex entanglement in transatlantic slavery and abolition, and of...

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  • Peterloo: HA interview with Mike Leigh and Jacqueline Riding

    27th November 2018

    The film Peterloo has been reviewed as one of the cinematic achievements of 2018, dramatising the people and events that led to the infamous ‘Peterloo’ massacre in August 1819. Respected film-maker Mike Leigh created the film using historical records and sources from the period, as he and historical adviser Jacqueline...

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  • Women’s Suffrage: the road to equality

    21st November 2018

    2018 has – rightly – seen a strong emphasis on the story of the suffragettes, of those courageous individuals who took to militant methods to get the vote for women. This is not their story; it is the often-overlooked story of the many thousands of women and men who fought...

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  • Schools Remember Them

    9th November 2018

    As we approach Remembrance Day and of course the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, schools across the country have been carrying out their own acts of remembrance in the form of special services, memorials, trips and drop down days among many other activities. Social media...

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  • New HA CPD Webinars

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    You told us in our member surveys that you wanted more webinars and we listened! We know that it's not easy for teachers to get out of school or have budgets to afford a plentiful supply of CPD. We also know how hard it is to find good subject-specific CPD...

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  • Big Ideas: Remember Together in 2018

    31st October 2018

    Schools and groups across the UK are invited to take part in engaging First World War commemoration projects this autumn. Groups across the UK can access free resources and up to £200 funding towards their projects. Groups in England can become community hubs and access up to £1,000 funding to engage 10 or more groups...

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