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18 Apr: Activities relating to the Battle of Waterloo

A range of activities from Mildenhall College Academy – context and the battle itself.

9 Apr: Useful Things Spotted on Twitter

History teachers come up with lots of useful ideas, resources and links and Twitter is a good place to find them

8 Apr: Conference News

Four conferences between now and July …

3 Apr: Draft GCSE specifications published

Draft GCSE specifications have now been placed on-line by all three English awarding bodies.

2 Apr: Two interesting History of Medicine stories

New Scientist feature: Anglo-Saxon remedy kills MRSA superbug

31 Mar: New A level book – Italian Unification

… by Ed Podesta and Pam Canning, covering the period from the Napoleonic occupation of the Italian states to the late 19th century and briefly looking at the reality and impact of unification on Italy in the succeeding decades.

23 Feb: Sharing an unexpected historical delight

Last week we discovered the source of the Nile. OK, I’m exaggerating. It wasn’t the Nile. It was …

22 Feb: Medieval public health: News from the archives – Part 1

A summary of the conclusions of two recent academic texts on medieval public health.

21 Feb: Battle cards, tweets and mini-sagas: the example of the Wars of the Roses

A set of simple resources and ideas which may be useful for A level teachers – of any topic.

17 Feb: The Dissolution of the Monasteries – the sequel!

Thanks to Lesley Ann McDermott, we’ve now added a set of additional resources for a follow-up activity …

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The site was begun in 2004 to provide activities, ideas and resources for teachers (especially trainees and NQTs) seeking to broaden their range of teaching methods. The activities exemplify a range of strategies that require physical movement and involvement from students – living graphs, washing-lines, role-plays and More …



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