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9 May: Resources for teaching the later middle ages

An update from the HA Teacher Fellowship scheme outlining the resources being developed for teaching the later middle ages at KS3, GCSE and A level

22 Feb: Resources for teaching about the late middle ages – KS3, GCSE Warfare, A level

On Agincourt; England in the time of Richard III; Weapons and Armour

21 Feb: Resources for studying Henry VI

… new(ish) material

20 Feb: Update on Hodder textbooks for new Edexcel GCSE

… which I’m editing with Dale Banham

19 Feb: Ian Coulson’s ‘handy’ guide to medieval architecture

A brilliantly simple idea – how to use the fingers of one hand to explain and remember Norman, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles …

1 Feb: Conference Round Up

Four upcoming events – two HA, two SHP – Bristol, Leeds, Harrogate and Leeds again.

31 Jan: Medieval surgery – John Bradmore’s treatment of Henry V

For GCSE Medicine – but also useful for KS3 or A level …

17 Dec: Donations in Memory of Ian Coulson

A ‘Just Giving’ page has been set up …

10 Dec: Ian Coulson: In Memoriam

Teacher, advisor, SHP Fellow, archaeologist, friend …

9 Nov: When was it best to live in …?

A ‘how to do it’ guide to creating an overview of the history of your locality, whilst developing knowledge, chronological understanding, evidence skills etc.

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