Teachers  (in alphabetical order)

Neil BATES for numerous examples of outstanding practice and creative teaching approaches, especially those to motivate GCSE students

Nicola BEAZLEY for her ideas on curriculum integration and whole school planning and for her innovative approaches to teaching both Scott of the Antarctic and Man’s First Moon Landing.

Sally BEAMAN for the lesson she taught on Lenin’s achievement

Ros BOLTON for her imaginative ideas on teaching Florence Nightingale, especially using a range of numeracy strategies

Andy BUTTERWORTH for the lesson on Mary Tudor we developed with his colleagues

Claire CONLEY-HARPER for her lesson on the Treaty of Versailles and her powerful enquiry into witchcraft

David COWIE for his exciting work on Thinking Skills using the context Nursery Rhymes with his Reception class

Terri CULLEN for outcomes of her work interviewing pupils, and enthusiasm for trialling new ideas at Marnel Junior school, Basingstoke

Laura DOWD for her enthusiastic teaching using active learning techniques and for her lesson on American isolationism.

Sarah DUCK for the depth of her thinking and imaginative activities, especially in the context of two infant topics on Man’s First Moon Landing and the Wright brothers

Shirley EVANS, Lee-on-Solent Infant School for kindly sharing her introductory lesson on Grace Darling.

Jan FIELD for her willingness to trial thinking skills activities, and for successfully teaching the lesson on Catherine of Aragon at KS2

Alec FISHER for allowing me to see his brilliant teaching in action and for his inspirational lessons on Hitler’s rise to power and his imaginative and ground-breaking use of digital film to look at interpretations of the Storming of the Winter Palace.

Simon HARRISON for the outstanding range of ideas he has developed on history teaching at Key Stages 3&4, his firm grasp of assessment issues and for the individual lessons he either originated
or refined : the Four Humours, Battalion 101 and the Slave Plantation enquiry at Key Stage 3

Ros HAYDON for her lesson ideas on the Peasants’ Revolt.

Mike HERRITY for a range of innovative, highly motivating ideas and for his ambition in constantly pushing back the boundaries of what is possible in the classroom. He has refined the lesson on the Gestapo even further to include even more film clips. Much of the work on using data at KS4 grew from Mike’s work with his department when at Wildern School.

Sarah HERRITY, Advanced Skills Teacher for examples of a number of examples of outstanding, beautifully produced lessons, especially on the American West at KS4. Her imaginative work on using analogies and getting kids to show their understanding was ahead of its time, a pre-cursor to the sort of article now being written in Teaching History (see TH131, summer 08).  She also generously contributed her really helpful PowerPoint on building chronological understanding at Key Stage 3 and many other items on planning and teaching.

James HOBSON, Head of History at Springfield School, Portsmouth kindly agreed to the use of his Department Improvement Plan in the leadership section. James has transformed his already experienced team to the point where, in a July 2008 inspection, his team’s KS3 work and his leadership were both top-rated.

Lorna HUNTER, Swanmore College of Technology for her lesson idea on Medieval Medicine.

Dan LYNDON, Advanced Skills Teacher at Henry Compton School, Fulham for permission to link to and feature some of the activities on his and his increasingly influential site on diversity


Richard McFAHN, when an outstanding Advanced Skills Teacher, contributed unselfishly probably more excellent lessons than I have any right to expect across a range of subjects, but notably on the French Revolution at KS3 and Crime and Punishment at KS4. Richard’s advice on KS3 preparation for GCSE and his thoughts on assessment and literacy have influenced the thinking of the site in a number of ways. Richard became Humanities Adviser in West Sussex in September 2009.

Kathryn PRICE for her lessons on Boudicca and the use of the film Oliver in teaching the Victorians and for her insights into how the site could be improved

Steve ROLLETT has offered many insights into the way the site might be refined and has shared his new KS3 curriculum model as well as contributing the lesson on the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. You will also find Steve’s work on student misconceptions of Germany 1919-45 in the Teaching Approaches section of KS4.

Kirsty STRONACH for her teaching of the VE Day lesson and for her ideas on using drama in history

Julie TZIVANIDOU for her trialling of work on the Victorian family mystery and a range of lessons on the Ancient Greeks. Julie also diamond polished the KS2 enquiry using the graph of World War Two evacuation to encourage pupils to pose historical questions.

Mark WALKER for his excellent study of Ernest Coleman and why 15year-old boys went to war in 1914, using painstaking research to make it such a successful enquiry


Schools ( in alphabetical order)

Awbridge Primary School
Brighton Hill Community College , Basingstoke
Bursledon Infant School ,
Cove Junior School
Fernhill School & Language College, Farnborough
Fort Hill Community School, Basingstoke
Gomer Junior School, Gosport
Hounsdown School, nr Southampton
Lee-on-Solent Infant School, nr Gosport
Noadswood School, nr Southampton
Oakley Infant School, Basingstoke
Portway Infant School, Andover
Ringwood Church of England Infant School
Sarisbury Infant School, nr Southampton
South Farnborough Infant School, Farnborough
South Wonston Primary School, Winchester
St.Mary’s Church of England Junior School, Basingstoke
Swanmore College of Technology
The Crescent Primary School, Eastleigh
Wildern School, nr Southampton
Wyvern Technology College, Eastleigh


Museums, Archives, Galleries and other organisations (in alphabetical order)

Bibliothèque Nationale Département de la reproduction, Quai François Mauriac, 75706 Paris cedex 13, France.

British Library 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. Tel: 020 7412 7332 The British Library is the UK’s national Library, providing reader facilities and extensive bibliographic services. It has an online catalogue system and is developing a web-based digital library.

British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Tel: 020 7323 8000

British Film Institute British Film Institute, 21 Stephen Street, London W1T 1LN.

Cecil Higgins Art Gallery and Bedford Museum Education Service Cecil Higgins Art Gallery Castle Lane, Bedford. MK40 3RP Tel. No. 01234 217418 Fax No. 01234 327149 E-mail :

Durham University Library Stockton Road, Durham, DH1 3LY Tel: +44 (0)191 334 3042 Email:

English Heritage National Monuments Record, Kemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2GZ . Tel: 01793 414600 []

E2BN Victorian Crime and Punishment

Grace Darling Museum. Particular thanks to Clare Laidler. We are lucky to have a brand new resource pack produced by the Grace Darling Museum. email: or ring on 01668 214910.

Imperial War Museum offers an excellent range of images as well as documents and exhibitions at Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ. Tel: 020 7416 5320

The Jorvik Viking Centre, Coppergate, York Y01 9WT. Tel: 01904 643211

Museum of London, London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN. Tel: 020 7600 3699

The Library of Congress 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington D.C. 20540. Tel: General Information Number: (202) 707 5000The National Archives Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU. Tel: 020 8876 3444

Liverpool Museum

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN. Tel: 020 7747 2885

National Maritime Museum has a brilliant new on-line resource called freedom; a KS3 history resource about Britain and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE. Tel: 020 7306 0055


RNLI  The RNLI’s interactive story is a really good addition to your resources. You can find it at with its animated story, its fact file and even lesson plans.

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The Victoria and Albert Museum Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL. Tel: 020 7942 2000

The Wellcome Trust, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

West Stow Heritage Service St.Edmundsbury Borough Council West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village 01284 728718 Direct Line 01284729710

Wiener Library, 4 Devonshire Street, London, W1N 2BH. Tel: 020 7636 7247

The Wilberforce Museum Hull. Wilberforce House 23-25 High Street Hull HU1 1NQ T: (01482) 613 924




Gaynor Davies, Drama adviser, Hampshire County Council for running many courses together linking history and drama, and for providing me with compelling examples of some of the strategies recommended on the site.


Hodder Education
Scholastic Publications for permission to feature the front cover of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge.
Templar for permission to show sample pages from three of their publications: Errata and Egyptology and Mythology


Image library Resource providers

A Suitcase of History.  Many thanks to Sue and Jane for providing such high quality and well presented artefact loan collections, always managing to make the impossible achievable.  I am grateful to them for providing we with images of a range of their collections.

Bridgeman Art Library

Burrell Collection, Glasgow for permission to use the image on rabbit hunting

Classroom video for permission for excerpt from their video called Propaganda to be shown in the Outstanding Lesson called The Triumph of the Will: documentary or propaganda?

Corbis Photographic Archive Provides contemporary and archival photography, fine art, illustrations, cartoons and footage.

David Bond, Education officer, Hampshire Record Office, Southgate Street, Winchester for his excellent ideas which contributed to the lesson on the Reformation roller-coaster

David King for kindly granting permission to use his excellent collection of images on Russia.

Fotomas Index A photographic collection of historical and fine art material.

Hampshire History Centre.  Many thanks to Pat and Barbara for producing high quality resource packs which have stimulated some outstanding teaching and learning in history at all key stages

Hulton/Getty Archive, Unique House, 21-31 Woodfield Road, London,W9 2BA. Tel: +44 020 7266 2662 (Sales) +44 020 7579 5777 (Research)

Mary Evans Picture Library, 59, Tranquil Vale, London SE3 OBS. Tel: 020 8318 0034

The Menil Collection 1515 Sul Ross, Houston, Texas 77006. Tel: 713-525-9400



Anne Marshall’s excellent site on medieval wall paintings  I am very grateful to Anne for giving permission to use images from her site.

Authentic history

BBC for all key stages

Caerleon for permission to use the image of Marcus in the KS2 lesson Should we take on the Romans?

Channel 4 Learning for permission to use a few of their images relating to popular infant topics. Their wide range of cross-curricular posters offer a great way of livening up the classroom walls at the start of a topic before the children’s work comes in. I am grateful to Dan Lyndon at Henry Compton School for permission to link to and feature some of the activities on this site as well as his increasingly influential site on diversity. for lessons on highwaymen John Clare’s excellent site for students of GCSE AQA Modern World history. A lifeline for many teachers new to this specification and a constant source of useful ideas and resources for those who want to pick John’s brains from time to time. Dafydd Humphreys site. Very useful for Crime and Punishment and Modern World history. Excerpt used in lesson on Vietnam war.

National Archives Learning Curve is outstanding in many respects. The exhibitions and  snapshots offer some of the best resources for the history teacher. Nuffield Primary History

NGfL / GCaD Cymru for a few activities on growing up for KS1 and the Vietnam War for KS4. is the Nuffield Primary History Project’s site which offers excellent advice on a range of teaching and learning issues as well as a number of lessons stimulated and refined by the lecturers at Exeter University. is a truly brilliant site for Key Stage 3 British history in particular, one you will return to time and time again when study either themes, overviews or depth studies in British history. Andrew Chater’s presentational  style is accessible and appealing. He gives really useful succinct overviews and by taking cameras to the places history was made brings history alive. I can think of lots of imaginative ways of using this great free resource.

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Linda Cutter

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