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!

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!

Teacher Professional Development

Dear Teachers

Join us for our free teacher professional development event.

Please share this invitation with your colleagues.

Regards Marissa, Natalie, Deb, Jeni, Tim and Kate

The National Museum of Australia Education team

 

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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Review my UNSW Research Profile

 

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

On behalf of the judges at Stringybark Stories                                                      Keep up with our latest news by liking us (“Stringybark Stories”) on Facebook.

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 2019 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 during 2018/19, 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 !