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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 …

10 Feb: Teaching ideas about the era of the Napoleonic Wars c.1793-c.1815

Not a set of fully worked out and resourced activities I’m afraid, but a range of teaching ideas prompted by reading Jenny Uglow’s book In These Times: Living in Britain through Napoleon’s Wars 1793-1815

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.

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