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We are in the wonderful position where #OBHD is getting so big that it can be hard to find things. Here are some handy links to posts you enjoyed and might want to access again. Or perhaps you missed them first time around and can discover anew what a fabulous subject community we are part... Continue Reading →

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Free 20thC Britain timeline

Sometimes on #OBHD we get the chance to share quality resources that colleagues have made. Thanks to Mary Brown (@MissBHist) for this one: C20th overview card sort      C20th overview glossary It's designed to address the themes of: conflict, empire, ideas and beliefs, migration, everyday life and power across the century. It's been planned for... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!

From all of us at HA Secondary Committee, a very happy new school year to everyone! We hope that the summer has been restful and refreshing, leaving you ready for the highs and challenges of the year ahead. Our termly meeting happens in mid-September and we will be planning our work for the year. We... Continue Reading →

Making sense of the past: history curriculum and the education inspection framework

Thanks to Heather Fearn, Inspector Curriculum and Professional Development Lead, Ofsted for this blogpost... What images come into your head when I say the word ‘Egyptians’? Probably multiple thoughts and ideas of pyramids, pharaohs and hieroglyphics. Or perhaps the word triggers more modern connotations? When I spoke at the Historical Association Annual Conference recently, as... Continue Reading →

Historians: short film clips

There is currently lots of really good practice around the use of historians' work in classrooms. Last weekend at SHP a few of us were talking about how useful it would be to have a list of short clips of historians in one place. This list has been started and is shared here as a... Continue Reading →

Announcing… ‘What’s the Wisdom On…’

Here at the Historical Association we are very excited to announce the launch of a new regular feature to the secondary journal 'Teaching History'. 'What's the Wisdom On' will join the other popular series, such as 'New, Novice and Nervous' and 'Polychronicon'. It's purpose is to provide new(-ish) history teachers with a short guide to... Continue Reading →

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