4Twitter tells me that the so-called Peasants’ Revolt started on this day. GCSE historians should take advantage of this and stretch themselves by listening to Radio 4’s In Our Time on this: BBCR4 ‘In Our Time’ Happy memories of the SHP conference where the uprising featured in Kate Brennan and Ian Dawson’s protest across time Saturday extravaganza!
At the end of our study of life in Britain since 1945, Year 9 wrote some David Kynaston style reflections on 2017. You will see that these were done before the events of this week. Still, this selection are quite bleak. Sometimes exercises in class give a window into thinking. We now need to ponder … More Year 9 on 2017
Year 9 made the Mount School’s annual visit to the National Holocaust Memorial Centre on a lovely sunny May Day. By complete chance, and for the first time, we were the only school group there. What a privilege to have the full attention of the Centre staff and friends all day as we considered what … More Mount School York at the National Holocaust Memorial Centre
Great fun designing these resources to teach about the Domesday Survey with @Yorkclio: Teaching about Domesday – enjoy! Huge thanks to Professor Stephen Baxter for sharing with us the latest research and his wisdom.
Year 10 students had the privilege of a day at Hardwick Hall with Dr John Cooper of the University of York. Dr Cooper shared his expertise about the Elizabethan period to help the girls to prepare for their GCSE historic environment study. On the first warm and sunny day of the year, Hardwick looked glorious … More History lesson at Hardwick Hall
As Easter holidays are about to start, lots of time to get out and about to learn more about the past. Here in York we are really looking forward to the reopening of the Jorvik Viking Centre, remodelled after the Christmas 2015 floods. Next term we will be booking up the travel for the College … More Trips and visits!
For students and teachers alike, there are wonderful new source collections and much more now available here: WW1 resources
Year 8 have followed their study of British slavery and the slave trade with a study of why Wilberforce became the figure most associated with abolition. There are many reasons why the far more interesting and complex story got largely forgotten and we have been unpicking those. Here is a summary of our findings. The … More Wilberforce: why has his role been ‘bigged up’ in the story of abolition?
We had such a super sunny spring day for the Year 7 visit to Fountains Abbey. Girls dressed as various characters from the 400+ year history of the Abbey. For once the monks of the 12thC had to pretend to shiver as they arrived in the desolate valley of the Rivel Skell. We took up … More Fountains was sunny for Y7!
It’s been another good week for partnership working to bring students together about history in York! Year 7 really enjoyed working with Mike Tyler from the Danelaw Centre at Murton Park. He brought to life the lives of several York people from the late 14th century. Their story has been pieced together from the church … More York history connections again!