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Activities, Discussions and Background Material for KS3

The boxes below are portals to the range of material on the site relating to KS3. I am not trying to be encyclopaedic in coverage – inevitably the balance of material reflects my own interests and the nature of the projects I’ve worked on. I’ve had fun developing all this and I hope it’s as useful as I’ve found it enjoyable.

You can see the full list here …

Raising Attainment

A series of articles by Dale Banham and myself identifying and exploring key strategies for improving students’ attainment.

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General Teaching Techniques

A range of teaching ideas and techniques. They don’t fit neatly into the other boxes but that doesn’t mean they’re not useful!

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What is History?

Activities to help students understand aspects of the nature of history.

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Overviews

Activities which cover long spans of time – good for developing chronological understanding and saving time given the need to cover so much material.

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Resources by Period

Activities, discussions and background material divided by period as follows:

• Pre-1066
• Norman Conquest
• Middle Ages
• 1450-1700
• 1700-1900
• 1900 & after

See the resources here …

Teaching Issues and
Discussions at KS3

Discussions about planning, about teaching particular topics, about the purpose of History at KS3 – some of my favourite items.

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Books

For books click here.

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Latest Additions

Helping Students with Provenance

Understanding the English Succession: 1051-66

Nationalities and Family Connections: 1066

Why was William able to invade in 1066?

Medieval Public Health

The Impact of the Normans

Raising Attainment

York Coin Hoards

When was the best time to live in …?

Making Magna Carta Personal

KS3: A structural idea for the future

Why is there more peace than war in Europe?