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 !

Free! P-12 Quality Teaching Resources for Schools (tested by members of your HTA)

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://vwma.org.au/educationschools.program@vwma.org.au

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 patrickbourke58@bigpond.com

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’!  

History Teachers Around the Capital

Thanks! to the National Library for hosting the first 2 days, to the National Gallery of Australia for the day 1 welcome drinks party and tour of the ‘American Masters’ exhibition, to the National Museum of Australia for the amazing day 2 dinner, tour of the ‘Rome’ exhibition and educational interview with Bettany Hughes,  and to the Museum of Australian Democracy for hosting day 3 and the wrap party!     

Committee member Chris Kenna and our Young Australian National Historian, Ineka Voight.

HISTORY TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Well done!
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.