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Reading list: Fiction and non-fiction for Black History Month and beyond
By The Hodder Education History Team
20 Oct

A selection of fiction and non-fiction books that can help us to understand and celebrate Black History and discover new voices. What will you add to your ‘to-read’ list?

Useful online resources for teaching Black History
By The Hodder Education History Team
07 Oct

In this first blog post for Black History Month 2020, we’ve compiled a list of some of the fantastic sources of material out there for History teachers and students when thinking about Black History and the history of people of different ethnic origins.

Making Pearson Edexcel GCSE History more accessible
By Ben Armstrong
28 Nov
Creating the Foundation Edition of the Weimar and Nazi Germany book for Pearson Edexcel GCSE History has been an exciting project. The mainstream book covered the topic effectively and in good detail, but I was aware of the challenges faced by teachers with classes of students with a lower reading age, especially if the classes are mixed ability and incorporate students with a wide range of target grades. The goal was to create a Foundation Edition of the book that was accessible to students with a lower reading age, while not sacrificing the core, essential information and also maintaining comparability to the mainstream edition so that teachers can use the two editions side by side.
Towards a connected curriculum
By Martin Spafford
18 Oct
The history we think we know depends on where we look and the questions we ask. Ask new questions and we gain new understanding that can lead us to us rethink a big story.
20 years of working on Access to History: My reflections
By Michael Lynch
07 Oct

When I took up the mantle of Series Editor over 20 years ago, Access to History was already well established as a major contributor to A-level studies...