Category Archives: History

Residual memory, finger tip knowledge and weaving ‘Big’ history

Quite why it took me so long to make space in the diary for the SHP Conference at Leeds Trinity now seems difficult to explain but until 2013 this annual event had been something I had heard a lot about but not … Continue reading

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ICT and the ‘S’ word

A great deal has been written about teaching pupils about significance. If you want to get a feel for the extensive work that has been done in this area you only have to look at ‘Teaching History’ to access to … Continue reading

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Active Local History – Restoring Pride in Our Local Heritage

Over the last year I’ve been working with pupils in Y7, Y8 and Y10 on a spot of local history. The “Eye: A Castle Connected” project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage and Mid Suffolk District Council has … Continue reading

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3-D History – Active Revision with Playmobil

It is that time of year again when we’re scratching our heads trying to think of something different to do with revision classes. Well why not get a bit creative, raid the toy cupboard and see what you can find … Continue reading

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Visit to Gallipoli

As far as I know no-one from my wife’s family has ever visited the Helles Memorial to look up the name of Douglas Milroy. There is very little chance of a visit in the near future from any of us; … Continue reading

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The Third Battle of Krithia – Gallipoli

“After the Second Battle of Krithia in May 1915, the average distance of the Allied trenches on the Helles front from the main landing places at W and V beaches was little more than three miles. Almost all the British … Continue reading

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Douglas Milroy – Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (Pt 2)

I wrote this last year using iWeb and MobileMe which will eventually disappear. I don’t want to lose the material so here it is again!

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Douglas Milroy – Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (Pt 1)

I wrote this last year using iWeb and MobileMe which will eventually disappear. I don’t want to lose the material so here it is again! There are photos and other parts of the account to follow.

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Lasting Memories – A worthwhile trip for Henry and Henrietta

Declining Interest? I’ve just returned from a trip to Ypres with a small group of Y9 pupils. I wonder if anyone has found recently that it has become a bit more difficult getting pupils to come on trips out? I … Continue reading

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Using sporting analogies to improve essay writing at GCSE – insanity?

It must be something about the way I learn I suppose but I find myself routinely using analogies of one kind or another in my teaching. Indeed I sometimes catch my VI formers rolling their eyes as I cough up … Continue reading

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