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.
The Committee has decided that, in light of Covid-19, memberships purchased in 2020 will cover the period until Jan 2022. Great value – never been a better time to join!
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!
First PL for 2020!
Interested in meeting like-minded teachers with a passion for History?
Want to support your students who enter the National
Come along and meet History teachers and others at the Museum of Australian Democracy on Thursday 12 March 2020, 4:00PM.
Members free. Non-members $20.
Young Historian of the ACT in the National History Challenge
is presented with the Chief Minister’s Award
by Ms Catherine Orchard
Director, Curriculum Policy, Australian Government Department of Education
Well done to Zac and to all the students, teachers and schools who entered!
Dear HTA Presidents and HTAA significant others
I just want you to know if you haven’t already heard via your HTA’s Twitter that I’ve been working as your/HTAA’s representative to AHA and with three members of its Executive to have a donation that Honest History made to AHA be earmarked to support one secondary History teacher’s ability to attend the AHA Conference in 2020 in Geelong. The sum available is $400 per year – to help cover the teacher’s costs of registration, transport and accommodation – and payable to the successful applicant upon completion of something they have promised to do within (3) months of the conference. The successful applicant will more likely be a teacher who would not have institutional or other financial support to attend.
The aim primarily is for the teacher to access the latest historical research as suits their or their school needs, although there are also ‘teaching History’ sessions’ (aimed, however, more at tertiary settings). Nevertheless, there is much to be gained from the whole conference experience for any teacher’s work but also including helping build positive understandings and relationships between secondary teachers and tertiary-based historians.
The AHA Executive members and I have worked on some suggestions of what the teacher might do, and the final list is what AHA approved.
A panel will assess all applications. There is a tight turnaround time, but apparently someone applied almost as soon as the first Tweet went out.
Credits to the AHA and Honest History for this opportunity.
The full scholarship details can be found here.
Do email me if you have any questions email@example.com
Rosalie DR ROSALIE TRIOLO Senior Lecturer History Education / History of Education Education: Monash University
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow me on LinkedIn Review my UNSW Research Profile
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, and more participants on all three are very welcome! Email Ann at email@example.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 !
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://firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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’!