Black Tudors – part 1

On the 29th September a group of us met to discuss ways in which we might develop Miranda Kaufmann’s book Black Tudors for classroom use. We are really keen to share this work with everyone to help provide useful resources. BLACK TUDORS tells the stories of ten Africans. The book traces their paths through the Tudor... Continue Reading →

One thing from conference…!

The Secondary strand HA Conference 2018 resources are now online on the HA site. What a weekend of historical riches that was! As we read these, members of the Secondary Committee were revisiting that wonderful few days in Stratford-upon-Avon in the spring. But what has stayed with us? Well, it has to be said that the first... Continue Reading →

What did you read this summer?

In this year's March issue of Teaching History, Helen Snelson wrote in the Secondary Committee pages about making a 'connecting with historical scholarship' resolution. Richard Kerridge has picked up this theme in his blog about his summer reading... Like most history teachers, and teachers of other subjects, I read a lot. I guess mainly it’s... Continue Reading →

Planning substantive concepts over time

It's Department Improvement Planning time in many schools. At Millthorpe School the History department have chosen to focus upon mapping where students at Key Stage 3 encounter specific substantive concepts, such as monarchy, parliament and church. They are focusing their planning on what the students are thinking rather than what they are doing. They started... Continue Reading →

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