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Resources for teaching ‘Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest, 1519-35’

The following resources have been produced by SHP Regional Adviser for the southeast, Andy Harmsworth, to support teachers offering the OCR B World Depth Study ‘Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest, 1519-35’ The Greatest Coincidence in History? This addresses one of the key issues in both the ‘Encounters’’ and ‘Conquest, 1519-21’ sections of the specification: why Moctezuma welcomed the inv...

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Planning priorities for the OCR B (SHP) British depth study

It’s early days, but we’ve already had lots of positive feedback from teachers and students about the new OCR B (SHP) GCSE. At the OCR First Teaching courses in the autumn, teachers reported that they and their students were enjoying three aspects of the course in particular: The wide range of history offered by the SHP GCSE. Teachers told us that their chosen five studies provide a varied and int...

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Regional Advisers Recommend…preparation for the new OCR B GCSE

Now we’re all into the maelstrom of teaching the new GCSE, your thoughts might be straying forwards to thinking about how you can prepare for future units whilst at the same time continuing to teach amazing lessons on your current unit. The Regional Advisers are here to help! Here are some accessible and interesting suggestions to help you enrich your knowledge of some aspects of the new OCR...

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Northern History Forum: Untold Stories

Following on from the success of the previous Northern History Forum events, we are delighted to send you details of our next evening. This will take place at Leeds Trinity University on Wednesday 16 November and the theme will be Untold Stories. We’ve all heard that common lament that history is about dead white ruling men; but what of the untold stories that make up the rich fabric of history? T...

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SHP e-news Autumn 2016

I hope you’ve had a good start to the new academic year. I know that many of you are looking forward to teaching new topics at GCSE, but it’s bound to be a demanding year as you plan and teach new courses. SHP will be busy providing support by completing the remaining resources for the OCR B (SHP) specification. In addition, through our conferences and website, we’ll be supporting the range of new...

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What does SLT need to know?

At the SHP summer conference in July 2016, Christine Counsell shared her thoughts on what SLT need to know about history teaching. This powerpoint and associated resources are aimed at enabling heads of history to tackle those difficult conversations with their (probably) non-history-specialist line managers, particularly in the current climate off assessing progress at KS3 using GCSE criteria. Wh...

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OCR GCSE History B: Plans for The People’s Health 

These two plans for the thematic study The People’s Health, c.1250 to present have been produced by Sally Burnham (SHP Regional Adviser for the East Midlands) and by SHP schools in Somerset. They are packed with rigorous and engaging learning activities which we hope you’ll find useful in your own planning. Sally Burnham’s plan for The People’s Health Somerset schools’...

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OCR GCSE History B: Resources for Making of America

SHP’s Regional Adviser for Yorkshire/Humberside and all-round expert on 19th century America, Alex Ford, suggests some resources to help you prepare to teach the new OCR History B Making of America course. This post and this post detail the resources and CPD materials that Alex has available on his website. This post has suggestions for pre-reading and pre-watching, to help you and your stud...

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Patriotism and the Great War

This simulation by Ian Luff is designed to help students think deeply about the experience of soldiers on the Western Front. The resources are from Ian’s plenary session at the 2016 SHP Conference. Patriotism and the Great War Guide part 1 Patriotism and the Great War Guide part 2 Resource 1. Declaration Resource 2. Sylvia Pankhurst Briefing Notes Resource 3 Siegfried Sassoon Briefing Notes ...

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