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

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The Stringybark Times Past Short Story Award 2019

Stringybark Publishing invites Australian and international writers to try their hand at writing a historical fiction story.

For this competition we would like you to take a particular historical incident and weave a story around it. The story could relate to some real event that was of international significance (the outbreak of the Korean War, for example) or of local historical interest (the election of the first woman councillor to Warabigga Shire Council in 1927). We don’t mind. All we require is for there to be a kernel of truth in what you write about and that the story has a link, no matter how tenuous, to Australia.

We have an award pool of over $1000 in cash and books to encourage you in this endeavour as well as publication of the winning and highly commended stories.

The word length is 1500 words and the closing date is 16 June 2019. International entries are most welcome. Details at: https://www.stringybarkstories.net

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