Welcome to History How To’s a collaborative project between history practitioners to share and model approaches to teaching and learning within the history classroom.

We aim to bridge the gap between evidence based practice, history pedagogy and the classroom teaching by providing one page guide sheets and videos to improve both your teaching practice and student progress.

Each of these How To’s has been created by members of the history teaching community for the history teaching community

Greg Thornton and Tom Pattison

Worked Examples
@mrthorntonteach

Greg has examples of his use of I, We, You and downloadable resources on this website, link here

Frayer Models
@mrpattisonteach

Tom has very kindly shared a Google Drive with all of his Frayer Models. He welcomes their use and any additions.
Link

Guided Reading
@SPBeale

Do search Twitter for the many examples of Guided Reading inspired by Simon, he has also shared many here!

Retrieval Practice
@MrsBallAP

Rachel has very kindly shared a Google Drive and we are very grateful to Kate Jones for some of the ideas featured here

Visualisers
@mrthorntonteach

If you are unsure about what visualiser to purchase, these ones are highly rated by teachers:
– IPEVO V4K
– HUE HD

Disciplinary Knowledge
@DavidJHibbert

David is also the host of the brilliant Virtually Teachers podcast and has written for Teaching History, 177

Emplotment
@michaeldoron

Mike has kindly allowed us to use his talks from the Curricularium sessions to explain Emplotment and Worldbuilding.

Displays
@mrthorntonteach
Oracy
@misscs_teach
Because, But and So
@mrthorntonteach

If you are interested in knowing more about using the Writing Revolution in the history classroom, Greg would highly recommend these two top blogs
– Rachel Ball: Link
– Kristian Shanks: Link

Metacognition
@lamb_heart_tea
Whole Class Feedback
@mrthorntonteach
The Humble Highlighter
@mrfitzhist
Story, Source, Scholarship
@mrwmhistory

Dan has also created a brilliant website to showcase and share the 50+ versions of this resource that have been made collaboratively by history teachers.
Check it out here, link

Knowledge Organisers
@MissSayers1

Becky has also written a number of excellent blog posts on KO’s and is truly an expert in their design and use

Worldbuilding
@michaeldoron

Mike has written a great blogpost on worldbuilding and has an article coming soon in Teaching History, look out for it!

Multiple Choice Questions
@mrthorntonteach
Interpretations
@KatieAmery
Thinking Maps
@HistoryKss

Kristian is an exceptionally talented Head of History and has great blog on which discusses history and issues facing middle and senior leaders.
We highly recommend reading it, especially his posts on curriculum .

Sources
@history_Sam
Ten Minute Knowledge Quizzes
@andrewsweet4
Local History
@sehartsmith

We would highly recommend the excellent Microhistory Lens blog by Sarah and Andrew (@andrewsweet4) if you are looking for some best practice on embedding Local History https://themicrohistorylens.wordpress.com/

History How To on #HisTV

To see our video guides to support out instructional sheets, watch here:

The history subject community is so vibrant and innovative, with so much experience and we would love to hear from you and any ideas you have.
This could be anything, from history pedagogy, using a particular resource, applying education research or anything history learning related!

If you would like to get involved please do drop either of us a line on Twitter or sign up using this form, link