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25 Jan: Edward II – mystery, puzzles, uncertainties!

Why reading about Edward II is so enjoyable – not a classroom activity in sight but hopefully you’ll enjoy it too!

18 Jan: News up-date: Conferences, GCSE, Resources etc

Rounding up the news for January …

4 Jan: 40 Years On: Episode 1

What’s been so compelling about History teaching? The first in a series of ‘Forty Years On’ blogs looking back and looking forward, in this case with the help of Sam’s Magic Triangle ….

31 Dec: Using your classroom layout …

Ideas and discussion about ways of learning historical information – enjoyably and maybe even effectively!

30 Dec: The Blind Men and the Elephant

Welcome to ThinkingHistory’s new guest blog series, written by Nick Dennis. Over the next few months Nick will be blogging about the ideas and possibilities raised by his work on an MSc course in Learning and Teaching.

29 Dec: KS2 History – Skara Brae: discovering a Stone Age community

Resources, teaching suggestions and historical background for exploring the intriguing evidence from Skara Brae in Orkney.

28 Dec: Bringing random acts of kindness to schools and classrooms

It may not be History but this feels like a really important addition to the site – perhaps the most important addition in 2014 …

27 Dec: KS2 Resources – including Sutton Hoo

A reorganization of the resources on the Sutton Hoo burial – the treasure, the burial re-enactment and historical background for teachers.

23 Dec: Timelines, Time-stories and Developing Confidence

A discussion suggesting ways of using time-stories to help students develop overviews of A level units and GCSE …

5 Dec: Was Oliver Cromwell right to ban Christmas?

A one-lesson KS3 activity that might be an antidote to Black Friday and other commercial nonsense!

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