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22 Aug: New Activity: Burgundians, Orleanists and Armagnacs – French politics in the age of Agincourt
If you teach the Lancastrian kings at A level this activity may help your students understand the divisions in France in the early 15th century
21 Aug: New resources available: Migration in the 15th and 16th centuries
News of a range of resources published by The National Archive in conjunction with the England’s Immigrants 1330-1550 project.
11 Aug: Key Principles for teaching Thematic Studies at GCSE
Core strategies for planning and teaching Thematic studies, designed to tackle the problems students and teachers regularly face.
10 Aug: Raising Attainment: Planning principles for teaching Depth and Period Studies
Aimed at both GCSE and A level this article summarises effective strategies for planning and teaching.
26 Jul: Helping students learn and remember Who’s Who at GCSE and A level
How to involve students in creating a human map of ‘who’s who’ in any period – vital for improving their confidence
17 Jul: Teaching about the Norman Conquest
Videos, conferences, books, podcasts especially for anyone starting to teach the Conquest, including at GCSE …
6 Jul: Raising Attainment: Visible Learning in History
Guidance on teaching students how to decode questions, promoting wider reading, construct arguments and communicate effectively plus more – plus lots of examples of effective classroom-tested resources …
16 Jun: Raising Attainment: a new series of articles
The first in a series of articles by Dale Banham and myself, beginning with (1) Starting Points and (2) Teaching Thematic studies at GCSE.
6 Jun: The York coin hoards c.1066-1069 – raw material for intriguing lesson introductions
Information and ideas for using coin hoards to introduce the Norman impact on the north
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
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