Thoughts about teaching and learning issues

american civil war casualties

An animated map illustrating the time, place and scale of casualties during the American Civil War has been released. The map utilises Google API alongside other technologies to provide a zoomable map that can be played through, or looked at …Read more »


SOLO (Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes) has been around for a while as a taxonomy and learning / teaching idea. There are loads of sites and books that outline the methods. have created a nice little ‘DIY’ activity generator …Read more »


An effective way of creating learner orientated revision materials over the course of a scheme of work is for pupils to develop their own Interactive Timeline. In much the same way as a learning journal records the ‘what has been …Read more »


As mentioned in the last post I’ve been putting together my resources on Weimar and Nazi Germany and posting them on a daily basis to a new site dedicated solely to that topic. Since its launch the site has received …Read more »


Whilst there’s quite a lot of materials on this site about Weimar and Nazi Germany I’ve decided to pretty much start again from scratch with my resources and content on this period. In late September I launched to faciliate …Read more »

History teachers and Historians on Twitter @suzibewell, a PGCE Tutor at York University has asked for details of History Teachers and Heads of History who make use of twitter. Apparently her boss is a bit sceptial about the usefulness of …Read more »

Literacy is at the heart of most things that happen in the History classroom. Here’s a compilation of ideas that I’ve stumbled across whilst researching the ways that the most effective departments tackle Literacy issues. Use Wordshoot as a fun and …Read more »

Differentiation in History lessons is vital if all learners are to achieve to their potential. Yet differentiating is something that is regularly picked up on in lesson observations as being lacking, or in need of improvement. Common ‘errors’ include the …Read more »

One of the things I’m being asked to help a lot of schools with at the moment is encouraging pupils to make use of the VLE / E-Portfolio / Blog outside of school hours. From the schools point of view …Read more »

As the National Curriculum for History is being reviewed and the methods of assessment, recording and reporting are being talked about by Mr Gove, I thought I’d reflect on the ways in which I’ve used Assessment in History in the …Read more »

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