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9th July 2010 at 01:00

The History Teacher's Handbook

By Neil Smith


ISBN: 978-1441145345

#163;19.99 (Published 29 August)

This is a comprehensive guide to teaching secondary history, including advice on planning educational trips, homework suggestions and tips for assessment and marking, as well as lesson plans. The book is split into separate sections for teaching 11 to 14 and 14 to 16-year-olds and promises to be a valuable resource for new teachers as well as their more experienced colleagues. Smith teaches history at Manchester Grammar School and is a senior A-level examiner.

Writing the Holocaust

By Jean-Marc Dreyfus and Daniel Langton


ISBN: 978-0340991893


Perhaps unsurprisingly, writing about the Holocaust contains numerous pitfalls for the unwary. The authors, both academics at Manchester University, aim to guide teachers and pupils through these traps, with an accessible overview of some of the key themes and major developments of Holocaust studies.

Resources for Teaching History 11-14

By Susie Hodge


ISBN: 978-0826424556


This tome contains lesson plans on more than 70 topics, from the Roman Empire to Martin Luther King, to help history teachers inspire pupils. Activities are divided into individual, pair and group work, and there are ideas for homework and how to adapt the plans for gifted and talented or less able pupils. A companion volume aims to do an equivalent job for teaching 14 to 16-year-olds.

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