This is a list of introductory texts originally offered as a starting point to PGCE students and useful for experienced teachers who want to improve their own practise.

However, the books listed here all provide a good guide to key principles and many of them also draw helpfully on research findings about effective practice in history. If you have ideas about an issue that you would like to explore further within history teaching they provide a useful introduction and can help in directing you towards more specialist or focused literature.

Cooper, H. and Chapman, A. (eds)

Constructing History 11-19
Sage, 2009

Davies, I. (ed)

Debates in History Teaching
Routledge, 2011

Harris, R., Burn, K. & Woolley, M. (eds)

The Guided Reader to Teaching and Learning History
Routledge, 2014

Haydn, T., Stephen, A., Arthur, J. & Hunt, M.

The Learning to Teach History in the Secondary School (4th edition)
Routledge, 2014

Husbands, C.

What is History Teaching?
Open University Press, 1996

Husbands, C., Kitson, A. & Pendry, A.

Understanding History Teaching
Open University Press, 2003
**Also available as an e-book

Husbands, C. & Kitson, A. with Steward, S.

Teaching History 11-18: Understanding
the Past

Open University Press, 2011
**Also available as an e-book

Phillips, I.

Teaching History: Developing as a Reflective Secondary Teacher
Sage, 2008

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