Dear P-12 teachers, school leaders, community members and history stakeholders
Thank you for your interest in the ACT HTA (Australian Capital Territory and region History Teachers’ Association).
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 credit card or 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 from a bank account, go to the mail menu of this site, click Contact, then choose the ACT HTA Treasurer (Daniel) and give your email, full name ad school so we can send you the 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 more!
Matthew and Daniel
ACT HTA Secretary & Treasurer
The Canberra Archaeological Society (CAS) based at the ANU is eager to work with teachers, students and schools to make your learning exciting and authentic!
After their suberb presentations to the ACTHTA and HTAA, and pilot programs trialled at Hawker College, the CAS are eager to connect and work with local ACT and regional NSW schools.
It is wonderful to have such a valuable partnership offering to help bring our units of work and fieldwork to life with expertise!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if interested, or with any offers, questions and ideas.
Our President Ann, Secretary Matt and committee member Sarah at a recent Historical Movie Night !
HTAA Primary and Secondary Units and ‘How to teach History!’ at https://www.achistoryunits.edu.au/home/website-home.html
Museum of Australian Democracy quality units, interactive activities and much, much more https://www.moadoph.gov.au/
High quality P-6 units of work mapped to the Australian Curriculum provided by the AIS of WA, Maree Whiteley and HTAV for all teachers nationally https://www.historyinthemaking.ais.wa.edu.au/
National Museum of Australia
Teachers can also contact the ACT HTA Secretary via the ‘Contact’ section of this site and we can email teachers flyer for the National Museum: Defining Moments Digital Classroom Project so you help us by field testing our latest HASS resources (units, lessons, projects & games) for years 3 to 12.
ANU and NMA Australian Journey resource videos and kit: http://www.nma.gov.au/education/resources/activities/australian-journey
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Education ‘The ANZAC Portal’ https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/
Virtual War Memorial Australia http://www.vwma.org.au
Schools Program and student and teacher resources https://email@example.com
Lawless Learning Adventures high quality units and innovative ways to teach in interactive and gamified approaches https://lawlesslearning.com/free/learningadventures/
The Rabaul and Montevideo Maru Group of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia (PNGAA):
- Commenced a Project for Australian high schools involving over 150 history teachers designing teaching materials and videos
- All resources including video Some Came Home : POWs & civilian internees interviewed about wartime experiences https://www.memorial.org.au/Education/index.htm
- The teaching document has been prepared by Karen McPherson, a member of the ACT HTA, and Patrick email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Australian National Maritime Museum’s Voyager Game (fun-interactive-highly educational!) https://www.anmm.gov.au/discover/apps-and-games/voyage-game
The National Film and Sound Archive’s Education Resources section packed with many Aussie media resources for primary & secondary! https://www.nfsa.gov.au/learning/educational-resources
The Canberra Archaeological Society is eager to collaborate with local ACT and regional NSW schools after very successful pilot programs – bring your fieldwork and primary source lessons come to life! https://www.canberraarchaeologicalsociety.com.au/ and email Duncan.Wright@anu.edu.au
…what else have you created or found you have permission to share with us???
Go to the ‘Contact’ tab at front of our site and email the ACT HTA Secretary your resource ‘gold mines’!
to all the P-12 teachers, educators, school and community partners and leaders,
even the 4 students (yes, that’s right – students attended the full conference sharing their voices, ideas and visions for Australia!),
who attended and made the HTAA National Conference People, Power and Perspectives
2-4 October 2018 in CANBERRA
Educational, inspiring and wonderful!
The diversity of local, national, regional and international speakers, sharing their visions for developing the teaching of History while also providing incredibly useful resources, units of work, exhibitions and connections
was inspiring and empowering!
Thank you again to our fantastic sponsors who assisted in a range of ways, to those that made the journey across the country (and globe!), to everyone who came, and especially to the organising committee and volunteers – your work, energy and passion was appreciated!
Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster who has devoted the last 30 years to the vital communication of history and ideas. She is the recipient of the Norton Medlicott Medal for History, has been made a DfO of Oxford University for services to the academic and public outreach work of the University and in 2018 will be given Europe’s Helena Vaz da Silva Award for Raising Public Awareness of Cultural Heritage.
George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with more than three decades’ experience in the media. The Australian Moment won the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-fiction and the 2012 Walkley Award for Non-fiction, and formed the basis for his ABC documentary series Making Australia Great.