29 episodes

Handy History Teaching Tips are conversational podcasts designed to help history teachers with tips, examples and ideas about history teaching. Sally Thorne is a head of department and senior examiner. Helen Snelson was a head of department and now trains history teachers. Between us we have more years’ classroom history teaching experience than we are going to admit here! Both of us regularly write resources and present at conferences. We are proudly history specific and practical in our approach.

Our hope is that this podcast will become something of a problem page for history teachers: if you’re wrestling with something particularly tricky and need some help, drop us an email at handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com and we will see what we can cook up between us.

Handy History Teaching Tips Helen Snelson and Sally Thorne

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Handy History Teaching Tips are conversational podcasts designed to help history teachers with tips, examples and ideas about history teaching. Sally Thorne is a head of department and senior examiner. Helen Snelson was a head of department and now trains history teachers. Between us we have more years’ classroom history teaching experience than we are going to admit here! Both of us regularly write resources and present at conferences. We are proudly history specific and practical in our approach.

Our hope is that this podcast will become something of a problem page for history teachers: if you’re wrestling with something particularly tricky and need some help, drop us an email at handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com and we will see what we can cook up between us.

    Episode 29 - A conversation with Zara Daswani

    Episode 29 - A conversation with Zara Daswani

    In this episode of the series Doing History Better, Helen and Sally talk to History teacher Zara Daswani.

    Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

    • 25 min
    Episode 28 - Teaching Transatlantic Slavery

    Episode 28 - Teaching Transatlantic Slavery

    In this episode, Helen asks Sally some questions about her learning from the Historical Association's Teaching Fellowship on Transatlantic Slavery.

    Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

    • 20 min
    Episode 27 - Revision strategies with Carmel Bones

    Episode 27 - Revision strategies with Carmel Bones

    Way back before the 'rona really came to town, Helen and Sally recorded this podcast with Carmel Bones, who has all the best revision strategies. Carmel is a teacher and trainer of huge experience and we were lucky enough to have her share her favourites with us. As she says, it's never too early to start revising, and we hope this is a timely episode for helping students to get comfortable with their knowledge ready for the mocks.

    Please forgive us all the references to the spring push towards the exams, the summer cramming, and all those things that seemed so immovable and solid back in March.

    • 24 min
    Episode 26 - Improving representation in your curriculum

    Episode 26 - Improving representation in your curriculum

    In this episode of our series 'Doing History Better', Helen and Sally discuss how you could go about auditing your curriculum to improve representation.

    Prompt questions for your department meetings available on the York Clio website - https://yorkclio.com/diversity/

    The T.E.A.C.H. report that Helen mentions is available here - https://www.history.org.uk/secondary/resource/780/the-teach-report

    Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

    • 16 min
    Episode 25 - Ideas and resources for Black History Month

    Episode 25 - Ideas and resources for Black History Month

    In this episode, Helen and Sally discuss ideas for Black History Month.

    Some helpful links:
    Historians display work via OBHD - https://onebighistorydepartment.com/2018/05/25/historians-for-your-classroom-free-resource/#more-276
    Rejected Princesses - https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/
    Black History Timeline - https://guardianbookshop.com/the-guardian-black-history-wallchart-full-set.html
    The Malcolm X Elders - https://www.acta-bristol.com/malcolm-x-elders-theatre/
    www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk
    https://blackhistorystudies.com/
    Sally's podcast recommendation - https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/

    Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

    • 20 min
    Episode 24 - Doing History Better: an Introduction

    Episode 24 - Doing History Better: an Introduction

    In this episode, Helen and Sally introduce their new series, Doing History Better, and provide some practical tips for improving representation in your teaching.

    Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

    • 15 min

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