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Thinking History: Latest News

28 Oct: Changes and Additions to Thinking History

Why do some bits of the website look different? Just getting the site ready for the next 10 years!!

27 Oct: Website Spring Clean

… letting you know that links on the website may behave oddly

19 Oct: Looking ahead a long way: New resources for GCSE 2016

I’ve been getting excited this last few weeks, beginning to write a book for a course that doesn’t exist! It’s all to do with thinking ahead to the new round of GCSE changes which lead to new courses being taught from September 2016.

18 Oct: Government vandalism – the destruction of PGCE training

This week’s news of further cuts in even the strongest university departments threatens so many of the gains we’ve made in history teaching over my career and if you haven’t done so …

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Latest Activities, Discussions, Issues, Books and CPD

29 Sep: What is History?

What should students take away from KS3 about the process of doing history?

28 Sep: More new discoveries to keep history bubbling

Roman coins in Devon and …

12 Sep: Anne Herbert: A Life in the Wars of the Roses

… providing a personal way in to an intimidating set of political and military events.

10 Sep: Using New Discoveries to Keep History Bubbling

The latest archaeological finds can help to reinforce chronological understanding and other historical skills.

5 Sep: William Cecil’s Dilemmas 1547-1558

A short decision-making introduction to the key events of 1547-58 for A level students.

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