Latest articles – practical advice and resources to help history teachers improve classroom performance.
Disrupting the specification: representation at Key Stage 4 and 5
Claire Hollis on making the A level curriculum more representative. Claire explains the barriers she faced and offers clear solutions to help you to provide a more representative curriculum .
From Diversification to Decolonisation: A realistic guide to decolonising your Key Stage 3 History curriculum
In this illuminating piece, Molly Navey and Ellie Obsorne from Priory School in Lewes explain why and how they have worked hard to decolonise their KS3 curriculum. They provide an excellent rationale and free downloadable resources too.
“Nothing ever happened here!” A practical guide to building local history into your curriculum.
Neil Bates, persuades us that local history features in our Key Stage 3 curriculum. Not only does Neil provide a strong argument, he also gives some thoughtful and practical tips on how you could go about planning your own local history enquiry.
Practical ways to include Scholarship in your Classes
In this practical article, Simon gives you a handful of different ways that you can use historical scholarship with your students.
Five tips on improving student essay writing
Dr Dave Brown provides excellent advice and tips on how to help students improve their essay writing skills. Dave teaches A level students but his advice is useful to all of us! We really should spend more time thinking how to help students write better essays.
Where in History: The Romantic Era
In this excellent ‘Where in History’ Dr Alison Morgan explains how she would love to go back to The Romantic Era. This is a must read.
How to improve student answers in the Thematic Study
An inside view on how teachers could help pupils improve their answers in the Thematic Study. We need to focus more on the meaning of those factors highlighted in the spec. This is a really thoughtful and insightful short article and is a must read for all who want to see an improvement in student exam responses.
Eight top tips for using visual sources in the classroom
Associate Professor Tom Haward encourages us to use visual historical sources critically. They can offer unique ways of seeing the past in their own right, rather than being relegated to illustrating text.
Editorial – November 2022
The fifth edition of Practical Histories with contributions from across the spectrum of the history education world.