History Makers

History Teachers’ Association of Victoria Annual Conference With keynote speaker AHA member Frank Bongiorno The HTAV 2016 Annual Conference will feature an impressive range of workshops, lectures and practical seminars. Featuring more than 60 sessions over two jam-packed days including sessions on engaging classroom strategies, activities and pedagogy to improve student outcomes, up-to-date knowledge of Read more …

History Roadshow 2016

The History Council of Victoria is looking for presenters for its 2016 VCE History Roadshow. The program’s main aim is to provide curriculum enrichment for history students in Year 11 (Units 1 and 2) and Year 12 (Units 3 and 4). Curriculum areas are: Ancient History (with specialisations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Greece and Rome); Read more …

2016 National History Challenge

The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for school students. It gives students a chance to be an historian, researching world history, examining Australia’s past, investigating their community or exploring their own roots. It emphasises and rewards quality research, the use of community resources and effective presentation. The theme for 2016 is ‘Triumph or Read more …

Difficult Histories & Modern Conflict

As the First and Second World Wars fade from living memory, new questions arise as to how to teach these cataclysmic events to students in the twenty-first century, and what cultural memory messages are transmitted in the course of educational interaction. Speakers: Dr Catriona Pennell (University of Exeter, UK), Dr Mark Sheehan (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ) Read more …

Paradise with a Past 

A History Teachers’ Association of NSW Conference  Norfolk Island will be the location for a very different HTANSW Conference to be held in January 2016. The Conference will be organised in association with Norfolk Island Central School. The Norfolk Island location and conference program will provide a unique opportunity to engage with history in a Read more …

Challenging History

Submission deadline: Friday 18 March 2016 2016 History Teachers’ Association of Australia Conference Hosted by HTA NSW 28–30 September 2016, Sydney Grammar School, Sydney The theme of the 2016 History Teachers’ Association of Australia Annual Conference will be ‘Challenging History’ with the aim of highlighting the need to support colleagues in teaching history, to deal Read more …

Young historians celebrated

The 2015 winners of the National History Challenge for Australian Students have been announced. The annual Challenge demonstrates the quality of work which is being produced in our primary and secondary schools and testifies to the importance and value of understanding our own past. This year entrants responded to the theme ‘Leadership and Legacy’. The Read more …

Racing Into History

History Teachers’ Association of Australia (HTAA) National History Conference 2015 The HTAA National History Conference which will feature a range of prominent speakers and educators. The event will offer a comprehensive selection of ideas for effective classroom teaching practice. The conference will explore the discipline of History, what it means to be a History teacher Read more …