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Below are a few core books which might prove useful.

History Teaching

'The National Curriculum. Statutory requirements for key stages 3 and 4,  (2007)

' Learning to Teach History in the Secondary School. 3rd Ed.'  (2007)  HaydnT, Arthur J, & Hunt, M.

'100+ Ideas for Teaching History' (2008)  Julia Murphy

'Understanding History Teaching: Teaching and Learning'  (2003) Chris Husbands

'Reflective Teaching of History 11-18: Meeting Standards and Applying Research' (2002) Robert Phillips

'Enlivening Secondary History: 40 Practical Classroom Activities' (2003) Peter Davies

Teaching Generally

'Learning to Teach in the Secondary School. 4th Ed  (2007)   Susan Capel, Mariln Leask, Tony Turner.

'Teacher's Toolkit: Raise Classroom Achievement with Strategies for Every Learner'  (2002)  Paul Ginnis 

'Essential Teaching Skills. 3rd Ed.' (2001) Chris Kyriacou

'Reflective Teaching. 2nd Ed'  (2005)  Andrew Pollard

'Behaviour Management: A Whole School Approach'  (2007)  Bill Rogers

'Getting the Buggers to Behave'  (2006)  Sue Cowley

Using Evidence in History

Sean Lang (1993) ‘What is bias?’ Teaching History, 73.

McAleavy, T. (1998) ‘The use of sources in school history 1910 - 1998: a critical perspective’ Teaching

History, 91, Evidence and Interpretation Edition.

O’Neill, J. (1998) ‘Teaching Pupils to Analyse Cartoons’ Teaching History 91

Wrenn, A. (1998) ‘Shared stories and a sense of place’ Teaching History 91

Byrom, J. (1998) ‘Working with sources: scepticism or cynicism?’ Teaching History 91

Smith, P. (2001) ‘Why Gerry now likes evidential work’ Teaching History 102

Continuity and Change in History

Dale Banham (2000), The return of King John: Using depth to strengthen overview in the teaching of political change, Teaching History 99

Ian Dawson (2004), ‘Time for chronology', Teaching History 117

Jonathan Howson (2007), ‘Is it the Tuarts and Studors or the Other Way Round? The importance of developing a usable big picture of the past', Teaching History 127

Foster, R. (2008) ‘Speed cameras, dead ends, drivers and diversions: Year 9 use a ‘road map’ to problematise change and continuity’, Teaching History, 131


Empathy in History

Davis, O.L., Yeager, E.A. and Foster, S.J. (2001) Historical Empathy and Perspective Taking in the Social Studies  Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield

Harris, R. (2003) Empathy and History Teaching – an unresolved dilemma? in Prospero  Vol. 9, No. 1

Cunningham, D. L. (2004) ‘Empathy without illusions’ Teaching History 114


 Significance in History

Cercadillo, L. (2006) ‘Maybe they haven’t decided yet what is right: English and Spanish perspectives on teaching historical significance’ Teaching History 125

Bradshaw, M. (2006) ‘Creating controversy in the classroom: making progress with historical significance’ Teaching History 125

Harris, R. and Rea, A. (2006) ‘Making history meaningful: helping pupils see why history matters’ Teaching History 125

Counsell, C. (2004) ‘Looking through a Josephine Butler-shaped window: focusing pupils’ thinking on historical significance’ Teaching History 114


Causal Reasoning

Buxton, E. (2010) Fog over channel; continent accessible? Year 8 use counterfactual reasoning to explore place and social upheaval in eighteenth-century France and Britain,

Teaching History, 140, Creative Thinking Edition

Chapman, A. (2003) ‘Camels, diamonds and counterfactuals: a model for teaching causal reasoning’, Teaching History, 112, Empire Edition.

 Woodcock, J. (2005) ‘Does the linguistic release the conceptual? Helping Year 10 to improve their causal reasoning’ Teaching History 119


Narrative and Story Telling in History 

Bage, G. (1999) Narrative Matters  London: Falmer Press

Lang, S. (2003) ‘Narrative: the under-rated skill’



Reading in History

Hellier D. and Richards H. (2005) Do we have to read all of this?' Encouraging students to read for understanding Teaching History 118

Woolley, M. (2003) ‘Really weird and freaky: using a Thomas Hardy short story as a source of evidence in the Year 8 classroom’Teaching History, 111, Reading History Edition.

Kitson, A. (2003) ‘Reading and enquiring in Years 12 and 13: a case study on women in the Third Reich’Teaching History, 111, Reading History Edition.

Butler, S. (2003) ‘What’s that stuff you’re listening to Sir? Rock and pop music as a rich source for historical enquiry’Teaching History, 111, Reading History Edition.

Waters, D. (2003) ‘A most horrid malicious bloody flame: using Samuel Pepys to improve Year 8 boys historical enquiry’Teaching History, 111, Reading History Edition.

Chapman, A. (2003) ‘Conceptual awareness through categorising: using ICT to get Year 13 reading’Teaching History, 111, Reading History Edition.

Loy M (2008) Learning to read, reading to learn: strategies to move students from 'keen to learn' to 'keen to read' Teaching History 132



Writing in History

Coffin, C. (2006) ‘Learning the language of school history: the role of linguistics in mapping the writing demands of the secondary school curriculum’

Journal of Curriculum Studies  38 (4), 413-429

Harris, R. (2001) ‘Learning to teach history writing: discovering what works’ Educational Action Research  Vol. 9 No. 1, 97-109

Bakalis M. (2003) 'Direct teaching of paragraph cohesion' Teaching History 110

Scott A (2006) 'Essay writing for everyone: an investigation into different methods used to teach Year 9 to write an essay' Teaching History 123

Counsell, C. (1997) Analytical and Discursive Writing at Key Stage 3  London: Historical Association











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