“More of that black history stuff again?” – Yes!

The HA is very aware that black history is not a topic that should be confined to a month and is also aware of the way that Black History Month (and other Months) can help to raise awareness and create discussion of the work that needs to be done to make sure the school curriculum is representative. Thanks to Sharon Aninakwa, leader of the Convent of … Continue reading “More of that black history stuff again?” – Yes!

Revisiting Chartism: The importance of teaching about the ‘Black Man and his Party’

The Secondary Committee at the HA is keen to challenge and support all history teachers to teach about the rich and multi-faceted past. Gemma Hargraves (@History__Girls) has written this blogpost to help colleagues teaching Chartism. In it she provides some interpretations and ideas for resources. As she says: “this isn’t just about pupils seeing themselves in the narratives of the past; be they working class, black … Continue reading Revisiting Chartism: The importance of teaching about the ‘Black Man and his Party’

Women’s Suffrage: history and citizenship resources for schools

When the Historical Association invited me and several other teachers to design new schemes of work for the website, we had two new resources upon which to draw. The first was the new and exciting scholarship that had emerged to coincide with the centenary, including works like Jane Robinson’s Hearts and Minds and Fern Riddell’s Death in Ten Minutes; the second a database designed by … Continue reading Women’s Suffrage: history and citizenship resources for schools

Maps to make WW1 a truly WORLD war

In this post Jason Todd, PGCE Tutor at Oxford University and member of Secondary Committee, gives really helpful advice about how to make your teaching of World War One less limited to the Western Front, and therefore more accurate and respectful to the past, without rewriting everything you do and adding much time to the teaching of the topic… I recently had the privilege of … Continue reading Maps to make WW1 a truly WORLD war

Diversify your history teaching with more help from #OBHD

This blog post continues our efforts to help teachers to connect with excellent curriculum thinking and resources about teaching a more diverse past. In this blogpost we want to feature two new resources: LGBTQ+ History Feburary is LGBT History Month and the link takes you to a website that helps share the aims of the month and some useful resources. Claire Holliss (@CitoyenneClaire) makes the … Continue reading Diversify your history teaching with more help from #OBHD

Absent from your curriculum?

The HA Secondary Committee want to support history teachers to be able to access the resources they need to make sure that people are not absent from their history curricula. As part of that effort, we will be drawing attention when we can, via this blog, to really good work being done. Nick Dennis is a Director of Studies and a member of the BAMEed … Continue reading Absent from your curriculum?

Women’s Suffrage Resources launched

Really exciting launch today of a project between the Historical Association and the Association for Citizenship Teaching with support from the Government Equalities Office and Cabinet Office. Check out this new website for a database of over 3000 people who campaigned for the vote. There are also fully resourced history enquiries and citizenship activities.  Plus, there are podcasts, films, case studies and articles to support teacher … Continue reading Women’s Suffrage Resources launched

Resources for history lessons that reflect diversity … and the HA conference

‘How far does the past talked about in your history classroom reflect the diversity of modern Britain?’ This was the question posed recently to PGCE History students at the University of York. Following the posing of this question, the students rolled up their sleeves and put together a short ‘Guide for busy teachers’ that you can find here: Whose histories? – diversity ideas and resources  The … Continue reading Resources for history lessons that reflect diversity … and the HA conference