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  • My Favourite History Place: The Chantry Chapel of St Mary on Wakefield Bridge

      Historian feature
    Wakefield Bridge Chapel, by the River Calder, is thought by many to be the finest of four bridge chantries, the others being Bradford-on-Avon, Derby and Rotherham. The chapel at Wakefield was originally founded and endowed by the people of Wakefield and district between 1342 and 1359. In 1397 Edmund de Langley,...
    My Favourite History Place: The Chantry Chapel of St Mary on Wakefield Bridge
  • Bosworth Battlefield under threat

      30th October 2018
    It was the Battle at Bosworth that brought an end to the War of the Roses. Richard III was defeated by Henry Tudor, ushering in a new dynasty to the monarchy of England and Wales. In recent years the battlefield at Bosworth has been investigated with archaeological excavations and new...
    Bosworth Battlefield under threat
  • Gary Sheffield: Origins of the First World War

      Podcast
    Gary Sheffield, Professor of War studies, the University of Wolverhampton, is one of the UK's foremost historians on the First World War.  He is the author of numerous books and previously held posts at the University of Birmingham and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. In April 2014 he spoke at an HA event for teachers...
    Gary Sheffield: Origins of the First World War
  • Incorporating Fieldwork into Your History Curriculum

      Article
    Fieldwork might fit in to almost any British unit you study - is there a Stone Age burial, or Iron Age Hill fort nearby to investigate? A Roman villa or Viking settlement? Can place names tell us about the local area?At Key Stage One the area around the school is...
    Incorporating Fieldwork into Your History Curriculum
  • Remembering the First World War: Using a battlefield tour of the Western Front

      Article
    Remembering the First World War: Using a battlefield tour of the Western Front to help pupils take a more critical approach to what they encounter The first year of the government's First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme is now under way, allowing increasing numbers of students from across Britain...
    Remembering the First World War: Using a battlefield tour of the Western Front
  • Britain: the regional battlefields...

      ...that helped to create a nation!
    In this article Geoffrey Carter will be taking a look at battlefields as key elements in British history and how these can be incorporated into the study of history at various levels and in various periods. The regional nature of many historic conflicts is sometimes forgotten but this is an...
    Britain: the regional battlefields...
  • Smithfield's Bartholomew Fair

      Article
    On the north-western side of the City of London, directly in front of St Bartholomew's Hospital near the ancient church of St Bartholomew the Great, there once lay a ‘smooth field', now known as Smithfield. This open space of around ten acres had a long and turbulent history. In medieval...
    Smithfield's Bartholomew Fair
  • Out and about in Sheffield

      Article
    This article was commissioned by the Sheffield Branch of the Historical Association in response to an editorial invitation for items of wide Local History interest to be submitted for publication. It is hoped that John Salt's insight will encourage members to visit Sheffield and also give them ideas on what...
    Out and about in Sheffield
  • Sheffield Branch Programme

      Article
    Sheffield Branch Programme 2021-22       Thursday 7th October.  AGM and Lecture.  Dr. Jenny Stephenson – “Water’s Turbulent History”   Saturday 16th October.  Event.  Bowls Clubs and Snooker Halls of Old Sheffield Town   Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th October.   Event.  Coventry, Stratford and Kenilworth Castle   Thursday 11th November. The...
    Sheffield Branch Programme
  • Driver Ben Cobey 8th Royal Field Artillery

      Article
    Alf Wilkinson asks why three men were awarded the Victoria Cross during the retreat from Mons in August 1914 and the fourth involved in the action wasn’t. What does that tell us about Britain during the arly days of the Great War? In August 1914, when war broke out, the...
    Driver Ben Cobey 8th Royal Field Artillery
  • Triumphs Show 170: making a place for fieldwork in history lessons

      Journal article
    Why ‘do’ local history? The new (grades 9–1) GCSE specifications place a lot of importance on the local environment. The rationale for this is to get students to situate a site in its historical context, and to examine the relationship between local and national developments. Initially this change was the...
    Triumphs Show 170: making a place for fieldwork in history lessons
  • Monty’s school: the benign side of Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

      Historian article
    Field-Marshal Montgomery has a reputation as a strong-willed battle-hardened leader, with a touch of the impetuous. Few know of his charitable side and yet in his later years this side was just as important to his activities. In this article we find out a bit more of this often simplistically...
    Monty’s school: the benign side of Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
  • Exploring diversity at GCSE

      Teaching History article
    Having already reflected on ways of improving their students' understanding of historical diversity at Key Stage 3, Joanne Philpott and Daniel Guiney set themselves the challenge of extending this to post-14 students by means of fieldwork activities at First World War battlefields sites. In addition, they wanted to link the study...
    Exploring diversity at GCSE
  • Memorialisation and the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme

      HA Teacher Fellowship: Conflict, Art and Remembrance
    In this podcast Simon Bendry, Programme Director for the UCL Institute of Education’s First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme, discusses the programme and its impact. This podcast was recorded as part of the Teacher Fellowship Programme on Conflict, Art and Remembrance.
    Memorialisation and the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme
  • Urban spaces near you: cross-curricular work

      Lesson Resources
    This material covers the following areas - see the page on each one: History Literacy Art & Design Science Urban spaces such as parks and gardens offer a range of opportunities for children's learning. There children can investigate, observe, wonder, record and create. Our urban spaces project presents ideas and...
    Urban spaces near you: cross-curricular work
  • Out and About in Oxford

      Journal article
    The Sheffield Branch of the Historical Association is a very active one. In addition to our monthly meetings we organise a range of study visits, from one-day trips to longer residential tours in the UK and occasionally in mainland Europe. In recent years, these have included visits to Portsmouth, Lincoln and Newark, Newcastle and Northumberland, and the battlefields of Waterloo....
    Out and About in Oxford
  • History and Law: Lenin - How studying history can help with a career within the field of the law

      History and Careers Unit 3
    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...
    History and Law: Lenin - How studying history can help with a career within the field of the law
  • Transforming Year 11's conceptual understanding of change

      Article
    For all that history teachers appreciate the need to build substantive knowledge and conceptual understanding systematically over time, they are also likely to have experienced that sickening moment when they realise that a Year 11 pupil has somehow missed something fundamental. In Anna Fielding's case, her pupil's misconception was related to...
    Transforming Year 11's conceptual understanding of change
  • 'Wanted, The Elusive Charlie Peace': A Sheffield Killer Of The 1870s As Popular Hero

      Historian article
    On 28 November 1876, William and John Habron, Irish brothers habitually in trouble with the police, were tried at Manchester Assizes for the murder three months before of Police Constable Nicholas Cock (on the basis of ‘scientific’ footprint evidence at the scene of the crime). The jury found 19 year-old...
    'Wanted, The Elusive Charlie Peace': A Sheffield Killer Of The 1870s As Popular Hero
  • The Centenary of the First World War: An unpopular view

      Article
    We are delighted to have an original article by Gary Sheffield in this edition of The Historian. Gary Sheffield is Professor of War Studies, University of Wolverhampton. He is a specialist on Britain at war 1914-45 and is one of Britain's foremost historians on the First World War. He has...
    The Centenary of the First World War: An unpopular view
  • Triumphs Show 113: How to make the Elizabethan Religious Settlement sufficiently complicated for Year 8

      Article
    This edition of the 'Triumphs Show' explains 'How to make the Elizabethan Religious Settlement sufficiently complicated for Year 8'.
    Triumphs Show 113: How to make the Elizabethan Religious Settlement sufficiently complicated for Year 8
  • Developing pupil explanation through web debates

      Article
    Kathryn Greenfield became dissatisfied with her pupils' written responses, particularly the rather limited explanations that they were giving in support of points that they made. Drawing here on recent work in using Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) to develop pupil historical argument and reasoning, Greenfield explains how she used web debates...
    Developing pupil explanation through web debates
  • Primary Quality Mark: Exemplar applications & case studies

      Multipage Article
    Just as we model examples for our pupils, we understand that knowing what a QM gold or silver school looks like is just as important to any school thinking about taking part. In this section you will find a selection of full QM case studies as well as a number...
    Primary Quality Mark: Exemplar applications & case studies
  • Secondary Quality Mark: Exemplar applications & case studies

      Multipage Article
    Just as we model examples for our pupils, we understand that knowing what a QM gold or silver school looks like is just as important to any school thinking about taking part. In this section you will find a selection of full QM case studies as well as a number...
    Secondary Quality Mark: Exemplar applications & case studies
  • Teacher Fellowship Programme: Conflict, Art and Remembrance

      Teacher Fellowship Programme 2019
    Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red was a commemorative art installation of 888,246 handmade ceramic poppies at the Tower of London in 2014, by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper. It has been described as “the most popular art installation as well as arguably the most effective expression of commemoration...
    Teacher Fellowship Programme: Conflict, Art and Remembrance