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  • Ruins in the woods: A case study of three historical ruins 'hidden' in the woodland of Derbyshire

      Article
    Ruined buildings shrouded in trees, masonry crumblinginto the undergrowth. It sounds like the backdrop for an Indiana Jones movie, the sort of thing people trek across Central America or the wilds of Cambodia to find. But Britain has its own share of enigmatic relics. Three very different such historical ruins...
    Ruins in the woods: A case study of three historical ruins 'hidden' in the woodland of Derbyshire
  • Sir Francis Fletcher Vane, anti-militarist: The great boy scout schism of 1909

      Article
    Sir Francis Patrick Fletcher Vane, fifth baronet (1861-1934), a man of wideranging but seemingly contradictory passions and interests, was an idealistic but also hard-working aristocrat who played a major role in shaping the early Boy Scout movement in London. While the name of the founder of the Boy Scouts, Robert...
    Sir Francis Fletcher Vane, anti-militarist: The great boy scout schism of 1909
  • Analytic and Discursive Writing at Key Stage 3

      HA Guide
    Christine Counsell's core message is that, because analytical and discursive writing is seen as difficult, it is often considered impossible. Instead, those very difficulties should be the focus of continuous professional analysis by all history teachers. Counsell argues that only a thorough analysis of those difficulties will yield suitable creative...
    Analytic and Discursive Writing at Key Stage 3
  • Enrichment Opportunities

      Briefing Pack
    Background History can be used to enrich students' experience of education in many ways.  Everything has a history and links can be made with, and support given to most other subjects.  Opportunities can be provided to classes, whole year groups, across year groups, or to individuals. Enrichment can be as...
    Enrichment Opportunities
  • The Black Leveller

      Historian Article
    History is rarely far removed from today's concerns. What is true of history in general is true of biography; specifically. Darcus Howe: a political biography is no exception. In writing it, we were consciously intervening in current debates about Britain and ‘race'. The impetus to write emerged in 2008 during...
    The Black Leveller
  • HA Branches in the South East

      Branch details by region
    Beckenham & Bromley Branch All meetings are held in Christ Church Hall Beckenham, Fairfield Road, off Beckenham High Street, on Thursdays at 8.00 p.m. unless otherwise stated in the programme. For more information and bookings, please contact the Branch please email: aj60@dial.pipex.com Details of events will be found in the Branch's...
    HA Branches in the South East
  • HA Branches in the South West

      Branch details by region
    Bath Branch All meetings will begin at 7.30 pm on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Friends Meeting House, York Street, Bath, BA1 1NG unless otherwise stated in the programme. For further details please contact Mike Short, Branch Secretary - Tel: 01225 812945 or Email: mikeshort20@btinternet.com Bath Branch Programme...
    HA Branches in the South West
  • Canterbury Branch Programme

      Article
    Canterbury Branch Programme 2021-22 2021   Thursday 16 September, 4.30pm Venue: Kent College, H1, CT2 9DT HA Canterbury Branch Committee Meeting   Thursday 30 September, 6.15pm (AGM) and 7pm (talk) Venue: The Old Synagogue, 33-34 King St, Canterbury CT1 2AJ AGM followed by ‘The Craft: How the Freemasons mad ethe...
    Canterbury Branch Programme
  • London and the English Civil War

      Article
    In the spring of 1643 William Lithgow, a Scot born in Lanark in 1582, who had spent most of his life travellingaround Europe, often on foot and having many fantastic adventures, decided to return to Britain. Having just turned sixty, he was obviously feeling pretty gloomy. ‘After long 40 years...
    London and the English Civil War
  • An Introduction to the German Democratic Republic

      Modern German History
    In this podcast Professor Matthew Stibbe of Sheffield Hallam University provides an introduction to the German Democratic Republic.
    An Introduction to the German Democratic Republic
  • Making History

      New Website
    Making History Making History, developed by the Institute of Historical Research, is dedicated to the history of the study and practice of history in Britain over the last hundred years and more, following the emergence of the professional discipline in the late 19th century. Contents This website contains cross-referenced entries...
    Making History
  • German Women 1900-1945

      Modern German History
    In this podcast Professor Matthew Stibbe of Sheffield Hallam University discusses how the role and status of women developed in Germany from the late 19th Century to the end of the 1940s.
    German Women 1900-1945
  • Peterloo

      Video podcast series by History Hub, Royal Holloway, University of London
    In this series of videos, produced by Royal Holloway, University of London, staff and students explore the Peterloo Massacre, looking at its origins, outcome and longer term historical significance. The playlist also contains 18 dramatised primary sources drawn from The National Archives and the Parliamentary Archives. These are designed to...
    Peterloo
  • Radical Protest in the Nineteenth Century

      Video podcast series by History Hub, Royal Holloway, University of London
    In this series of videos, produced by Royal Holloway, University of London, staff and students explore the history of radicalism in the nineteenth century, including the Spa Fields Riots, the Pentrich Uprising, Luddism, the Swing Riots and the March of the Blanketeers. The playlist also provides an overview of key...
    Radical Protest in the Nineteenth Century
  • Reading Branch History

      Branch History
    Brief outline history of the Reading Branch of the Historical Association Reading is one of the places to have had a branch before the First World War, between 1908 and 1911 as was shown in The Historian, ‘The Branches of the Historical Association 1906-2006'. The story of the current Reading...
    Reading Branch History
  • Careers in History

      Careers Advice
    This resource is free to everyone. For access to a wealth of other online resources from podcasts to articles and publications, plus support and advice though our “How To”, examination and transition to university guides and careers resources, join the Historical Association today Studying history can lead to a great...
    Careers in History
  • Any place for a database in the teaching and learning of history at KS1?

      Article
    Early in July of this year I was involved in a meeting at BECTA in which a lively discussion took place about whether ICT should be a requirement, or not, in the teaching of history at KS1. As those participating included representatives from QCA, DfEE, HABET ( the H.A.’s computers...
    Any place for a database in the teaching and learning of history at KS1?
  • Britain was our home': Helping Years 9, 10, and 11 to understand the black experience of the Second World War

      Article
    In this article, Helena Stride shows how the Imperial War Museum responded to criticism that insufficient attention had been paid to the contribution of black and Asian people to Britain’s wars. She focuses on one of two resource-packs produced by the Museum, which highlights the experience of Britain’s colonial peoples,...
    Britain was our home': Helping Years 9, 10, and 11 to understand the black experience of the Second World War
  • Transforming Year 7's understanding of the concept of Imperialism: a case study on the Roman Empire

      Article
    Those of us in the U.K. know that many of our pupils finish their entire historical education without a satisfactory grasp of basic substantive concepts as they are used in history. Do all our low-attaining or ‘low ability’ 14-year-olds who are pressured to drop history at 14 really emerge with...
    Transforming Year 7's understanding of the concept of Imperialism: a case study on the Roman Empire
  • Nottingham Branch History

      Article
    A major feature of the Historical Association's branches has been their strong links with a variety of voluntary organisations focused on, or with interests in, history.  The Association's initial aims drawn up in June 1906 included 'Co-operation for common objects with the English Association, the Geographical Association, the Modern Language...
    Nottingham Branch History
  • How studying history can help with a career with a number of different jobs at a senior level.

      History and Careers Unit 4
    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.
    How studying history can help with a career with a number of different jobs at a senior level.
  • The Historian 96: What did you do in the Hundred Years War, Daddy?

      The magazine of the Historical Association
    Featured articles: What did you do in the Hundred Years War, Daddy? The soldier in later medieval England - Adrian R Bell, Adam Chapman, Anne Curry, Andy King and David Simpkin (Read Article) Upwards till Lepanto: The Ottoman Turks in early modern Europe - Sarah Newman The Death of Lord Londonderry - Robert...
    The Historian 96: What did you do in the Hundred Years War, Daddy?
  • 11 Ways to Use Multimedia Videos in History Lessons

      Article
    Dan Moorhouse provides: 11 ways to use multimedia videos in lessons: 1)      To develop an understanding of the ways in which different interpretations of events are formed. For example, pupils may study Cromwell and his times and may then be asked to consider how and for what purpose a particular interpretation...
    11 Ways to Use Multimedia Videos in History Lessons
  • How cruel were the Victorians?

      Year 6 Scheme of Work
    Please note: this resource pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum. This unit centres on Victorian crime and punishment. This resource is free to everyone. For access to hundreds of other high-quality resources by primary history experts along with free or discounted CPD and membership of a thriving community of teachers and...
    How cruel were the Victorians?
  • Teaching History 41

      Journal
    Editorial BEd Students at Work in a Middle School, Michael Gibson 3 Report: The First BALH young Historians' workshop, David Haynes & Ray Acton 5 BBC Educational Broadcasting and Irish History, Victor Kelly 6 Whose Class Is It Anyway? Ian Jones 8 Report: The Second National Conference, Sneh Shalt 11...
    Teaching History 41