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Planning a rich and empowering primary history curriculum

A joint HA-SHP online CPD course in planning primary history The Schools History Project and the Historical Association have come together to support primary teachers and curriculum leaders in the principles of strong primary history curriculum design. The series will focus on the SHP principles that have been fundamental in shaping key strengths in school history in England for five decades and h...

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Essay Competition – The Results

THE RESULTS Schools History Project Essay Competition in association with Professor Peter Frankopan, No More Marking and Hodder Education THE RESULTS Thank you very much to the over-160 schools that have participated in the SHP essay competition in association with Prof Peter Frankopan and No More Marking supported by Hodder Education and History Today. Congratulations to all who took part, the st...

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Primary History: Mission Impossible?

This is Mike Maddison’s plenary presentation at the 2015 Inspiring History Conference at the British Museum. In Primary History: Mission Impossible? Mike considers the challenges of planning rigorous and challenging primary history, and offers a range of ideas for inspiring teaching and learning in Primary History. His message is very much Mission Possible! In addition to PowerPoint presentation t...

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Inspiring History

Inspiring children to be curious and enthusiastic historians. Penelope Harnett’s plenary presentation at the SHP Primary Conference, 2015. See the PowerPoint

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Planning for the 2014 National Curriculum

This guidance from Jamie Byrom (SHP Fellow) provides some useful starting points to help you plan for  the 2014 National Curriculum. The resources include: A two-page summary of National Curriculum for History at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, setting out the statutory content and preambles in a bullet-point format and a summary of how the aims of the revised National Curriculum are reflected in the pream...

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Developing Chronological Understanding: A Brief Introduction

Teaching to develop chronological knowledge and understanding can appear both a vague and a complex task, much less straightforward than teaching about a historical individual, topic or period. So one aim of these brief notes, by Ian Dawson, is to be helpful and reassuring. Children will learn most effectively if their school has undertaken long-term planning of work on chronology across KS1 and K...

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Our Locality and the Second World War

This unit for Upper Key Stage 2 pupils, written by Ann Moore, can be used either as an aspect or theme of British history that extends pupils knowledge beyond 1006, or as a Local Study. It incorporates some useful cross curricular links with popular WW2 literature, such as ‘Carrie’s War’ and Anne Frank’s Diary. Download the Resource Download the resource [ click here ]

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Sally’s Special History Lesson

‘Sally’s Special History Lesson‘ introduces Key Stage 1 children in a ‘fun way’ to the historical vocabulary and the types of sources that they will be using in their enquiry about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.  This activity helps teachers to plan and prepare this subject content, through the medium of a story (written and illustrated by...

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Historical Questions to ask about Pictures and Artefacts

This useful ‘aide memoire’ put together by Ann Moore, allows teachers to engage their pupils in observing a picture or artefact more closely than if they were asked general questions. Over time, children will begin to ask and answer these questions themselves Download the Resource Download the resource [ click here ] Historical Questions to ask about Pictures and Photographs What can you can see i...

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