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The History Teachers’ Association of Australia (Inc) seeks to:
  • foster an interest in History and the teaching of History
  • provide a forum for discussion and for the exchange of information relative to the teaching of History
  • publish from time to time material related to History and the teaching of History
  • sponsor and support all such activities as may assist History teachers and the teaching of History
  • conduct programs and conferences inviting the participation of History Teachers

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Australian History Competition

Australian History Competition

2014 Australian History Competition
Details for 2014 on AHC website: 24 October 2013
Registration closes: 12 April 2014
Competition Date – Year 8 & Year 10: 28 May 2014

More details at www.australianhistorycompetition.com.au

2013 Australian History Competition – Outstanding Results
Congratulations to the following students who gained equal 1st place in Australia in the 2013 Year 8 Australian History Competition:

Alexander Lindsay                                                   Christ Church Grammar School, Perth, WA

Edward Galluccio                                                    Christ Church Grammar School, Perth, WA

Daniel Harris                                                            Cavendish Road State high School, Brisbane, QLD

Congratulations to the following students who gained equal 1st place in Australia in the 2013 Year 10 Australian History Competition:

Simone Ferreira                                                       Penrith High School, NSW

Michael Gatto                                                          St Phillips Christian College, Port Stephens, NSW

Jack Reiher                                                             Regents Park Christian School, NSW

An evaluation of the 2013 Australian History Competition is provided on the website: www.australianhistorycompetition.com.au

 

Major Resource for Australian Curriculum Launched

The History Teachers’ Association of Australia (HTAA) has just launched a unique website: AC History Units
www.achistoryunits.edu.au

Developed by classroom teachers from around Australia, it is designed to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: History in primary and secondary years.

The site presents eight units. The first, Teaching History, is a foundation unit, providing a brief introduction to the discipline of history and designed to ‘unpack’ the skills, concepts and historical understandings of the Australian curriculum. The remaining seven units focus on specific topics relevant to particular year levels and provide sample learning sequences, a wide range of resources
and assessment ideas.

A major goal has been to provide the conceptual background (in Unit 1) and concrete examples (in Units 2-8) to assist teachers in designing their own programs and learning sequences for other topics and year levels. It is expected that this resource will be welcomed by teachers at all levels and teacher educators.

National History Challenge 2013
THEME: “Legends, Fact and History”
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The National History Challenge (NHC) is an exciting contest that encourages students to use research and inquiry based learning to discover more about the past. Students are the historians. They can investigate their community, explore their own and their family’s past and explore ideas throughout history. The NHC encourages inquiry based learning, the use of primary and secondary sources and offers a variety of presentation styles that can cater to individual learning styles. It rewards students with generous cash prizes and travel opportunities.
CLOSING DATE: 30 August 2013
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Simpson Prize 2014

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QUESTION: “How well does the Anzac legend tell the story of individual Australian soldiers during World War One?”
(Students must respond using the Australian War Memorial Source Selection and their own research)

The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 & 10 students. The competition encourags participants to focus on the significance of Anzac Day and what it means to them and Australia.
CLOSING DATE: 8 November 2013
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HTAA Bulletins

HTAA Bulletin#4 2014

HTAA Bulletin#3 2013

HTAA Bulletin#2 2012

HTAA Bulletin#1 2011

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