National History Challenge Winner!

Zachary Johnston

Young Historian of the ACT in the National History Challenge

is presented with the Chief Minister’s Award

by Ms Catherine Orchard

Director, Curriculum Policy, Australian Government Department of Education

 

Well done to Zac and to all the students, teachers and schools who entered!

History in the Pub 2019: A&TSI Expert Guest Speakers, Researchers, New Unit Writers & P-12 Resources Sharing

Well done and thank you!

to all the primary, high school and college teachers and leaders who attended

together with our partners from many of our National Institutions

and to our expert guest speakers, researchers and new unit creators!

 

Collaborative learning, sharing and networking in 2019 – the Year of Indigenous Languages and Cultures

HTA ‘Teach Meet’ PL Enormous Success!

The second ever ACT-HTA Teach Meet was a great success with so many pre-service, primary, high school and college teachers from all 3 sectors coming together to eat, drink and share their amazing lessons, games, excursions and units!  Everyone left with so many new resources, a MoAD goodies bag (thanks MJ!), and we celebrated Old Parliament House’s birthday together!

Financial Support for Interstate PL for financial, active members in 2020

Dear HTA Presidents and HTAA significant others

I just want you to know if you haven’t already heard via your HTA’s Twitter that I’ve been working as your/HTAA’s representative to AHA and with three members of its Executive to have a donation that Honest History made to AHA be earmarked to support one secondary History teacher’s ability to attend the AHA Conference in 2020 in Geelong. The sum available is $400 per year – to help cover the teacher’s costs of registration, transport and accommodation – and payable to the successful applicant upon completion of something they have promised to do within (3) months of the conference. The successful applicant will more likely be a teacher who would not have institutional or other financial support to attend.

The aim primarily is for the teacher to access the latest historical research as suits their or their school needs, although there are also ‘teaching History’ sessions’ (aimed, however, more at tertiary settings). Nevertheless, there is much to be gained from the whole conference experience for any teacher’s work but also including helping build positive understandings and relationships between secondary teachers and tertiary-based historians.

The AHA Executive members and I have worked on some suggestions of what the teacher might do, and the final list is what AHA approved.

A panel will assess all applications. There is a tight turnaround time, but apparently someone applied almost as soon as the first Tweet went out.

Credits to the AHA and Honest History for this opportunity.

The full scholarship details can be found here.

http://www.theaha.org.au/aha-honest-history-aha-conference-2019-teacher-scholarship/.

Do email me if you have any questions  rosalie.triolo@monash.edu

Best wishes

Rosalie   DR ROSALIE TRIOLO  Senior Lecturer   History Education / History of Education Education:  Monash University

Canberra Archaeological Society building links with Schools

What the CAS is offering regional NSW and ACT Schools:

    • Activities include a guided walk to the Old Lands End Homestead in Weetangera – at 10.00 am-12.00 noon on Sat 25 May: https://www.canberraarchaeologicalsociety.com.au/oldlandsendwalk.html
    • Offer by Canberra archaeologists to visit classes – topics include:
      • Indigenous studies
      • ‘long history’ of Australia
      • archaeology of contemporary societies
      • archaeology of European societies.

It’s great that Isabel Dunn at Weetangera PS is soon hosting a visit to her Year 4 class by ANU archaeologists.

Our team is very happy to provide a link role with Dr Duncan Wright of the ANU and his archaeology colleagues: Christopher.Kenna@cit.edu.au and/or Duncan.Wright@anu.edu.au.

It is wonderful to have such a valuable partnership offering to help bring our units of work and fieldwork to life with expertise!

P-12 Teachers speed-dating the National Institutions PL

The National Museum of Australia hosted the 2019 teachers ‘speed-dating’ National Institutions Resources afternoon tea and launch of the National History Challenge.

Many thanks to the teams from the 8 institutions who provided such a wide range of physical and digital resources, fieldtrip and NHC competition information and resources for the early childhood, primary and secondary teachers.

The home-made scones, cheeses, cakes and fruit together with the showbags, kits and hard-copy and digital units were appreciated, as was the chance to network.

10 000+ resources!

The Howard Library houses more than 10, 000 items of personal papers, official records, political memorabilia, photographs and documents from John Howard’s political career 1974 to 2007.

Should students wish to write about gun reform or another significant political milestone from the Howard years, please load to your digital classroom http://howardlibrary.unsw.edu.au/

and feel free to contact the team at – Andrew  Group Manager, Public Leadership Research Group-Howard Library UNSW Canberra  Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes, ACT 2600

M: 0466 402 415 | E: a.blyth@adfa.edu.au Follow me on LinkedIn Review my UNSW Research Profile

 

Join us! (2 easy options!)

Dear P-12 teachers, school leaders, community members and history stakeholders

We are a small but passionate and dedicated group of volunteers teachers and school leaders from primary and high schools, colleges and a range of community institutions and local groups.  We work together to provide a range of professional learning, resource sharing and strategic networking events for history educators.

Our goal is to recognise the value of the subject and profession for all.

To join your ACT HTA simply complete one of the following –

Option 1. If you / your school / institution want to apply and pay with card go to the main menu of this site, click Membership, then choose the option that suits you following the steps.

Option 2. If you wish to transfer money go to the mail menu of this site, click Contact, then choose the ACT HTA Treasurer (Daniel) and give your email, full name and school so we can send you the very easy application .

We will add you to the exclusive email lists so you will be aware of everything going on, including members-only PL, networking and new resource launches and much, much more!

Matthew and Daniel
ACT HTA Secretary & Treasurer on behalf of the ACT and national Association

ACT HTA 2020 Working Groups

Are you gifted and/or talented, or just interested in developing your skills in Project Management, Community Partnerships and/or with ICT and marketing? (or even just interested in learning more as part of a range of small, practical projects run by passionate teams?).

Do you have any project management, professional and/or community organisational skills and/or want the chance to develop them?

The ACT HTA President Ann and VP Deb are eager to hear from any continuing and/or new members interested in being part of the following Working Groups:

  • ACT HTA Web Site and Promotionals team
  • ACT HTA History Competitions Team
  • ACT HTA Leadership Team

All three teams have already formed and commenced research they will present to the ACT HTA Executive then at meetings, and more participants on all three are very welcome! Email Ann at aparry49@gmail.com if interested, or with any offers, questions and ideas.

Our President Ann, Secretary Matt and committee member Sarah at a recent Historical Movie Night !