Uploaded on 6 June, the site features a new lesson on the Battle of Britain which starts with a paradox which pupils have to explain by the end of the lesson using 3 key learning strategies: gallery-the unfolding of clues in a differentiated way; explanation...Read more
In the next phase of the site's development, we are upgrading the medium term planners for Ancient Greece, Britain at War and Ancient Egypt so that they contain all the outstanding lessons as well as associated...Read more
Staff from the Imperial War Museums have just published their list of the 10 most significant battles of the First World War. Why not try to predict them in your department and then discuss what we really mean by SIGNIFICANT. Should help you grasp pupils'...Read more
The Norman Conquest of England was a widely reported event, but one source that has received little attention from historians is Estoire des Engleis - History of the English - by Geoffrey Gaimar. This may well be because it was in the form of a...Read more
Below are 4 key features of the leadership of outstanding history departments. At a time when we all struggle to do things right, it is worth asking first if we are doing the right things. These 4 would be my priorities, irrespective of the school...
Over the last 20 years I have observed over 2,300 lessons in a wide variety of schools. I am often asked what key messages I would distil from this deep experience. The following are 10 that come readily to mind. from this deep experience. The...Read more
10 top ways of raising standards in GCSE history 1. Focus each lesson/series of lessons around an enquiry question(s) showing how this relates to GCSE style questions that have occurred or might appear on the paper 2. Motivate students of all abilities with varied and interesting activities,...Read more