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 of as history teachers.
The headings are: free resources, GCSE and A level revision, more diverse past, planning and process, teacher knowledge, teaching substantive knowledge, teaching the discipline.
- Black history resource shared for easy adaptation!
- Exploring and Teaching Medieval History – an introduction by Ian Dawson
- Free high-quality resources for teaching WW1, inter-war years, WW2 and the Cold War…
- FREE – Historical Fiction list from the HA
- FREE Religion in Elizabethan England macro inspired by a recent Teaching History article
- Historians for your classroom – free resource!
- In case you’d forgotten about thinkinghistory.co.uk …
- Later Middle Ages: Teaching Fellowship Resources
- Sharing great resources via OBHD
- The Process of History display
- Think like a historian!
- Women’s Suffrage Resources launched
GCSE and A Level Revision:
- A Level bookmarks – OBHD in action!
- Getting the kids to make their own revision guide!
- Making it stick is hard – try ‘Starter for ten’!
- Memory palaces – the ancient idea that could be the future of history teaching?
More diverse past:
- Absent from your curriculum?
- Black Tudors – part 1
- Diversify your history teaching with more help from #OBHD
- Meanwhile, elsewhere – a great team effort!
- Personal reflections on the EUROCLIO conference… let’s learn the lesson from our European colleagues!
- Polish students, Polish connections, Polish history, strong communities…
- Rethinking how we teach about transatlantic slavery
- Teaching beyond Europe, the less trod path…
Planning and process:
- Closing the gap for disadvantaged students – can history lead the way?
- History teachers’ sources of support – part 1
- History teachers’ sources of support – part 2
- How we are trying to design the best KS3 Curriculum ever
- Learning history outside the classroom
- Lessons learned: how are we changing our teaching in light of the first cohort of GCSE results?
- Questions to help you review your KS3 curriculum
- Reflections on our Ofsted pilot
Teaching substantive knowledge:
- Acting out the BIG PICTURE: using geeky scripted role plays at GCSE and A Level
- Fixed ideas about teaching the Feudal System? Time to change!
- Help with the 11th November centenary and beyond
- How specifying the knowledge has really helped all our learners
- I don’t do dates!
- ‘Imagine it as a pizza…’ and other dodgy analogies!
- ‘Left-wing? Right-wing? Do you mean like in hockey, miss?’
- Maps to make WW1 a truly WORLD war
- Misconception, misconception, misconception!
- Quite literally making links!
- Planning substantive concepts over time
Teaching the discipline:
- Change and continuity:
- Sense of period and place:
- Sources as evidence:
The Historical Association’s ‘onebighistorydepartment’ #OBHD is growing every week, thanks to the generosity and talent of history teachers across the country. Please do engage and contribute. You can get in touch via www.history.org.uk. The HA is on Facebook and @histassoc