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Good practice resource - Inspiring history teachers through an effective area partnership: Hampshire Secondary History Network (April 2013)
History teachers in secondary schools in Hampshire are supported extremely well through the county’s secondary history network. By working together in an effective partnership structure, history advanced skills teachers (AST)s, leading teachers, subject leaders and teachers from across the local authority are engaged in actively and successfully supporting each other to help improve teaching and learning in history in secondary schools. The dissemination of best practice is a priority and the network is at the centre of this process.
Subject Professional Development Materials: History (January 2011)
This resource has been put together to help teachers in primary and secondary schools improve teaching and learning by reflecting on the main messages from the history report, History for all, published in March 2011.
Congratulations to Knebworth House on Achieving its Third Prestigious Sandford Award!
2011 has been another successful season for educational visits at Knebworth House which has gained its third, successive Sandford Award (the OFSTED of heritage education!) with the “very impressed” judge commenting:
"Knebworth rightly prides itself on the hands-on nature of the programmes it offers. Its well-informed and highly motivated costumed guides make excellent use of the house, its contents and a range of handling objects to enable students to participate in activities that are both enjoyable and informative."
Congratulations to Education Officer Natalie Wallace and her team!
Ofsted: History - A Successful Subject in Schools
History is being taught successfully in schools and most pupils enjoy well-planned lessons that extend their knowledge, challenge their thinking and enhance their understanding, according to an Ofsted report published today. However, whole-school curriculum changes have affected the quality of teaching for 11 to 14 year olds.
Secondary: Where Do You Think You Live (Welwyn Garden City)
This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and seeks to encourage WGC to celebrate the history and development of Welwyn Garden City.
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History Staff Meetings
Each practical 90 minute session is designed to equip and inspire all teachers to deliver outstanding history lessons. Choose from the menu on the flyer or contact Naomi to arrange a session to suit the specific needs of your school. Each session costs £190 or £150 per school if two schools join together. To discuss your requirements please contact Julie Garstang - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Black History Month Resources
I've compiled a list of useful web links to help you find resources for all key stages to support work during Black History month. If you have any other resources to recommend, please let me know: email@example.com
The following videos which were on the Teachers Tv website are still available to view on the www.teachersmedia.co.uk website. They were part of a week of programmes of History Lesson Starters, Ideas, and enlightening documentaries:
Primary History: Vicious Vikings
Tim Browse, Pete Jackson and Alexa Vickery, both from Headley Park Primary School, Bristol, emphasise skills for learning, aiming to teach the skills of a historian that can be transferred to other historic periods.
Primary Cross Curriculum: World War II
A Year 5 teacher demonstrates three great lesson ideas for teaching World War II, focusing on Drama, Literacy and Design and Technology
Lesson Starters: The Holocaust
Six KS3 history lesson starters on the Holocaust, featuring archive footage, personal testimonies from survivors and other material. There are testimonies from eye witnesses regarding the Auschwitz Orchestra, pre-war home movie footage of a Jewish family in Germany as well as the story of Leon Greenman, one of a few British Jews deported to Auschwitz. The video is designed to stimulate classroom discussions on the subject.
The Herts Memories website was launched in 2009 to celebrate life in Hertfordshire. It is for people of all ages and backgrounds, from teenagers to teachers, families to local historians; it's about much more than history.
The opportunities for students to get involved in recording local history and their present day communities are virtually endless.
Teaching Emotive and Controversial History Resources (KS1 - KS5)
T.E.A.C.H. Online is a resource that follows on from the Historical Association's T.E.A.C.H report published in 2007 with support from DCSF. It offers further expert advice, case studies, materials and classroom resources for teachers of history on teaching emotive and controversial history from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 5.
The National Archives Education Services
This website replaces the award-winning Learning Curve, with all the same resources for teaching and learning history, but in an exciting new design and a structure that should make resources much easier to find and use.
This new site contains all of the Learning Curve's content plus additional 'topic' webpages from The National Archives. These cover subjects as diverse as the formation of the United Kingdom, war art and public information films.
As part of the exciting new design, the site is structured to make their resources easier to find; you can now browse them by time period and key stage. Most importantly, you can see resources alongside the programme of their taught sessions.