Poles in Britain: new, free teaching resources!

This blogpost from Helen Snelson (@Snelsonh), PGCE History Curriculum Area Leader at the University of York and Chair of HA Secondary Committee, introduces some new, free resources to support teaching about Poland and Poles in Britain in history lessons and beyond. I know it is really tough to find space and time for yet another topic, but stay with me while I introduce some new, … Continue reading Poles in Britain: new, free teaching resources!

Online learning: similarities and differences

The HA is the subject association for history teachers and as such is working to support both members and non-members at this very strange time. Some resources have been made widely available to everyone. There is also now a HA Resource Hub – please do share it and use it and improve it. Have you also seen the ‘Your HA Virtual Branch‘ initiative? All best … Continue reading Online learning: similarities and differences

Spice up your sources!

This short blogpost is to draw your attention to source collections being produced by EUROCLIO on their Historiana website. The HA is a founding member of EUROCLIO – the European Network of History Educators. They exist to support and promote high quality history education in Europe and beyond. Richard Kennett and Helen Snelson are currently the HA’s reps and Rich has written a previous blogpost … Continue reading Spice up your sources!

Polish students, Polish connections, Polish history, strong communities…

Perhaps you have Polish students in your history classroom and are worried their homeland only appears in history lessons when invaded by the Nazis and the USSR? Perhaps you want your students to realise that links with other countries go back a lot further than some current political voices might suggest? Probably you are very pushed for time! Have you seen? projectpolish.com This Schools Project … Continue reading Polish students, Polish connections, Polish history, strong communities…

Personal reflections on the EUROCLIO conference… let’s learn the lesson from our European colleagues!

Richard Kennett writes… Helen Snelson and I have just returned from the annual EUROCLIO conference in Gdansk. If you don’t know, EUROCLIO is the umbrella organisation for all the national organisations of history teachers across the continent; the HA is a member. There were over 150 history teachers from a huge variety of countries with us in Poland. It was an ace weekend working with colleagues … Continue reading Personal reflections on the EUROCLIO conference… let’s learn the lesson from our European colleagues!

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