Secondary news

  • AGM 2019

    17th April 2019

    Notice is hereby given that the 112th Annual General Meeting of the Historical Association will be held at The Crowne Plaza, Trinity Street, Chester CH1 2BD from 17.15 to 17.45 on Friday 17 May 2019.  All members are welcome. Any member wishing to raise a motion not already on the...

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  • Teaching History 174: Out now

    12th April 2019

    Structure pervades our professional lives. From timetables to exam specs; from paragraph cohesion to causal mind maps; from boxing-match debates to formal moots, we spend a lot of time organising ourselves or our students into useful patterns. Even our lessons which exist on the edge of chaos require a lot...

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  • Historical Fiction list

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    The Historical Association Secondary Committee have put together a Historical Fiction list for teachers to use with their students. It is designed to help history teachers to inspire students of all ages in secondary school to read historical fiction for pleasure and also to get better at doing history.  Historical...

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  • Poster competition: Right to vote

    3rd April 2019

    The suffragists didn’t have the modern communication tools that we have today. Nonetheless, they used every opportunity they had to get their message out – leaflets, pamphlets, demonstrations, posters and petitions. They plastered the walls of the towns and cities where they lived with posters and banners declaring and demanding...

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  • Great Debate 2019 winners

    3rd April 2019

    On Saturday 30 March 2019, a bright spring day, 21 students gathered at Windsor Castle for the Historical Association Great Debate final. The 21 finalists had already successfully won their local heats from across the UK and now they stood in the historic vaulted Vicar’s Hall, St George’s House, a stone's throw...

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  • London History Forum: Widening Perspectives

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    Thursday 25 April 2019UCL Institute of Education Book your place now for this term's London History Forum at the UCL Institute of Education for an immersive evening of professional development around the theme of Widening Perspectives. As the current National Curriculum for history states, one purpose of the history curriculum...

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  • Stephen Lawrence Day introduced in schools and at the London Marathon

    29th March 2019

    The Stephen Lawrence Trust was formed to provide a positive legacy to the senseless racially-motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence. This 22 April, the date of Stephen’s birthday, will be the inaugural national Stephen Lawrence Day. Every school in England has received a free information pack, including a personal letter from...

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  • Teaching Peterloo: people, protest, significance and interpretations

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    Peterloo was a turning point for the campaign for social justice, human rights and working class voices in British history. This year is the bicentenary of the people's march through Manchester that ended on the day with men and women dead and injured but arguably their cause only strengthened. To...

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  • Annual Survey into History in English Secondary Schools

    14th March 2019

    For the past ten years, the Historical Association (HA) has worked with the University of Oxford and Reading University to carry out in-depth research on the state of history teaching in schools. These reports have informed decision-makers at the highest level, notably government, Ofsted and examination boards. The reports also...

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  • Teacher Fellowship Programme: Britain and Transatlantic Slavery

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