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Posted by Julie Hicks on 7th February 2014
Specially commissioned short films written and performed by the History Squad and filmed at stunning English Heritage locations are now available on Kerboodle, from Oxford University Press.  These unique films tell entertaining stories packed with facts from the past to capture student’s interest in history, reinforce their learning and hone their digital literacy skills.
Posted by Kevin Hicks on 6th September 2013
Today I had a great afternoon with St Pauls School, Coven.  In order to develop her student’s inquiry skills, Head of History, Andrea Potts had the great idea of showing the students a photograph this morning, of a character from history – in this case my Zulu Wars character, dressed in a fine red tunic complete with rifle.  The aim was to encourage the youngsters to imagine what questions they would ask the soldier if given the opportunity to go back in...
Posted by Kevin Hicks on 5th July 2013
Explore Black History month, with a great presentation based workshop on Slavery.  Combining history with a bit of geography, this workshop explores how people were captured, enslaved, transported and sold at various markets and also focuses on the reformists and the abolition of slavery. Pupils handle the manacles and chains used by the slavers and we also cleverly recreate the tight conditions that were suffered on board the slave ships to give students a better understanding of the suffering inflicted for the...
Posted by Kevin Hicks on 28th June 2013
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60 Second Histories is one of the best Edtech Resources 2017
We’re delighted to announce that online teaching resource, 60 second histories, has been included on the list of ‘The 50 Best EdTech Resources of 2017’.  Published by Technology & Innovation magazine, the list celebrates what truly works in education and what has a particularly positive impact on teaching and learning at secondary school level.  60 second histories films have been written by Kevin Hicks of the History Squad.