Past EventS

HTAWA CONFERENCE 2017

DATE:    Saturday 18 March 2017

TIME:    9.00am – 4.00pm

VENUE: Notre Dame University, Fremantle

Please see the flyer  here and the programme  here

Registration Available  here
 

HTAWA Breakfast
 

DATE:    Saturday 18 February 2017

TIME:    8.30am – 10.00am

VENUE: Fremantle Prison Youth Hostel

Come along and meet the committee and other members.

Also, iIf you wish to stay at the Prison friday night you will get cheaper rates by mentioning HTAWA in your booking.

Non members are welcome for  $10.

Please book here (members discount will be applied upon purchase)
 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016
 

DATE:    Wednesday 2 November 2016

TIME:    4.30pm – 6.00pm

(Reports and AGM 5.00pm)

VENUE: Oxford Hotel, Oxford Street, Mt Hawthorn

Nomination Form here

Refreshments Provided!

A chance to meet discuss the latest on the curriculum, The Exam & any other issues concerning the teaching of History

All financial members are welcome to nominate for positions & vote.

 


National History Challenge Presentations
 


These will be at Applecross Senior High School on Saturday 29th October in the Performing Arts Centre (PAC) at 10 am sharp. Please enter from the Ardessie Street side of the school.


History Teachers' Association of Australia National Conference

Venue:  Sydney Grammar School, College Street Sydney

Date:     28-30 September 2016 

In the heart of the city, the 2016 National Conference will be located within a short walk of many of Sydney’s outstanding attractions and will be convenient to public transport and a range of accommodation options for regional, interstate and overseas visitors.

Key Dates

April-May 2016 – Conference Program will be published and registrations open

28-30 September 2016 – The Conference

For more information visit click here 
 

Year 11 Student Seminar Day

A Year 11 Student Seminar Day is being held as follows:

DATE:            Saturday 22nd October 2016  

TIME:             9.00am – 12.00pm (Registration – 8.30am)

VENUE:         UWA - Woolnough Lecture Theatre

                      University of Western Australia, Crawley

COST:           $20 (pre-ordered and pre-paid tickets)           

                     $25 (on the day)                            No Charge for HTAWA Members

“Understanding the WACE” guides (Part 1)
will be on sale for $20 each.

PROGRAM:

9.00                Content summary: Nazism in Germany

10.20              Morning Tea Break

10.40              Exam skills: Essays and Source Analysis

Tickets can be purchased online here



Year 12 Student Seminar Day - Fremantle

HTAWA will be running a Student Seminar day for Year 12s

Concurrent Revision Sessions:

Unit 4 – The Modern World since 1945
  1. The Changing European World since 1945
  2. Australia’s Engagement with Asia
  3. The Struggle for Peace in the Middle East

Extensive notes will be provided

DATE:            Saturday 3rd September 2016  

TIME:             9.00am – 12.30pm (Registration – 8.30am)

VENUE:         Tannock Hall, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle

COST:           $25 (pre-ordered and pre-paid tickets)     $30 (on the day)
No Charge for HTAWA Members

Book online here

**Please note there will be limited door sales on the day, pre-order to avoid disappointment.**

“Understanding the WACE” guides will be on sale for $20.



Year 12 Student Seminar Day - Bunbury

HTAWA will be running a Student Seminar day for Year 12s from the South West Region in August.

Concurrent Revision Sessions:

Unit 3 – Modern Nations in the 20th Century

  1. Australia 1918 – 1955 **
  2. Russia and the Soviet Union 1914 – 1945
  3. China 1935 – 1989 **

Unit 4 – The Modern World since 1945

  1. The Changing European World since 1945
  2. Australia’s Engagement with Asia
  3. The Struggle for Peace in the Middle East **

** Pre-registration for these sessions is essential

Extensive notes will be provided

DATE:            Saturday 27th August 2016  

TIME:             9.00am – 12.30pm (Registration – 8.30am)

VENUE:          Dalyellup College, Wake Drive, Dalyellup WA 6230

COST:           $25 (pre-ordered and pre-paid tickets)     $30 (on the day)
No Charge for HTAWA Members

Book online here

**Please note there will be limited door sales on the day, pre-order to avoid disappointment.**

“Understanding the WACE” guides will be on sale for $20.


Year 12 Ancient History Student Seminar Day - Shenton College
 

HTAWA will be running a Student Seminar day for Year 12s of Ancient History

Concurrent Revision Sessions:
1. Greece Unit 3 and 4
2. Rome Unit 3 and 4

DATE:            Saturday 27th August 2016  
 

TIME:             9.00am – 12.30pm (Registration – 8.30am)

VENUE:          Shenton College, Stubbs Tce, Shenton Park

COST:           $20 (pre-ordered and pre-paid tickets)     $25 (on the day)
No Charge for HTAWA Members

Book online here


Stories of Place  - Conference

A conference day of maritime storytelling featuring award-winning writers and historians. Journey from geographical locations around the world to the Western Australian coast, where the past meets the present and hear stories of exploration, discovery and adventure to ignite your own sense of place and inspire your students. Learn how historical objects, questioning and research come together as our expert writers share their passion and skills.

The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Gary Crew. Other writers include Norman Jorgensen, Mark Greenwood, Mike and Joy Lefroy.

This conference day is hosted by The Esplanade Hotel - Fremantle and supported by the History Teachers Association of WA (HTAWA) to coincide with the 400th Anniversary of Dirk Hartog's expedition and the 25th Anniversary Edition of Gary Crew's Strange Objects.

You will Gain:

  • Knowledge of WA maritime history to enhance your own understanding and inspire your students
  • Practical insights into the historical inquiry process from professional historians and writers
  • History and Geography skills through workshop activities
  • The opportunity to experience a walking tour with a Fremantle historian
  • Access to online resources, featured publications and a meet and greet (book signing) session with the writers


For more detailed information please visit  see  here.

(NB: To obtain the HTAWA member discount you will need to book through this website)

Venue:             The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle
Date:                Friday, July 22
TIME:                8.30am - 3.30pm

Cost:                Members $110 (Non-members $160)



Unit 4 The Struggle for Peace in the Middle East - Planning Workshop

A bring and share workshop for those teaching the Middle East for Unit 4. Bring along any wonderful resources you've located for the new areas of content, any programs you've started working on, and all your amazing ideas about how to tackle this new unit. Also, bring along a USB.

Venue:             Perth Modern School - Staff Room
Date:                Tuesday, June 28
TIME:                4.30-6.00pm
Cost:                Free for Memebers (non-members $10)



Unit 4 The Changing European World - Planning Workshop

A bring and share workshop for those teaching Europe for Unit 4. Bring along any wonderful resources you've located for the new areas of content, any programs you've started working on, and all your amazing ideas about how to tackle this new unit. Also, bring along a USB.

Venue:             Applecross SHS - Meet at the Front Office
Date:                Tuesday, June 28
TIME:                4.30-6.00pm
Cost:                Free for Memebers (non-members $10)



Teaching Historical Inquiry Skills Workshop

So, do you wonder if you are actually teaching your students Inquiry skills to ‘think like an Historian’ or do your tasks encourage them to randomly Google for information?
 

Are you looking for something a bit different to get them thinking, writing and enjoying their history?

HTAWA will be running a professional learning workshop for year 1-10 teachers on how to best support your students in developing their historical inquiry skills. This hands on PL will look at teaching students how to find information, reference their work, how best to use ICT for both researching and presenting ideas, with lots of practical strategies and ideas for WA classrooms.

If you are thinking of entering (or maybe even judging) the National History Challenge or Simpson Prize this workshop will give you lots of good ideas to use with your class.

We will be running concurrent sessions for primary and secondary teachers, with some hands on activities using student work samples.
 

Venue:             Mount Lawley SHS - Staff Room
Date:                Saturday, June 18
TIME:               9.00am - 11.00am

Cost:                Free to Members (Non-members $20)


South West Region Professional Learning Day

(Run in conjunction with GAWA)

Venue:     Cape Naturaliste College, Vasse
Date:        Friday, June 3

Professional Learning sessions for Secondary School teachers, looking specifically at curriculum development and assessment. The event is fully catered and there is no cost for attendance. The morning session has a Year 12 ATAR focus, with speakers from GAWA and HTAWA addressing programming and assessment issues for unit 4 of the new WACE courses. In the afternoon the focus shifts to Years 7-10 with presentations looking at the incorporation of Economics & Business and Civics and Citizenship into lower school HASS programs.

9:00-9:15  Registration and Coffee

9:15 – 9:20 Overview of Day and Key Objectives                     

Richard Spence TDS Co-ordinator, Cape Naturaliste College)

9:20 – 10:30

Mike Fazio (GAWA)

Designing programs and assessments for unit 4 of the new WACE course.

9:20-10:30

Jason Milne (HTAWA)

Designing programs and assessments for unit 4 of the new WACE course.

10:30 -12:00 Senior School teachers networking and sharing of resources

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 1:30   Mandy Hudson SCSA - Overview of the 2017 HASS Curriculum

1:45 – 2:30   Lorne Wardle (ETWA President)
Teaching Economics  Business in Lower School

2:40 – 3:10 Richard Spence (TDS Co-ordinator)
Incorporating Civics and Citizenship in to your Lower School Learning Programs

3:15 – Plenary and certificates of attendance

For registration  and further information please contact:

Richard Spence:            
Cape Naturaliste College, Vasse Siding Road, Vasse 6280

richard.spence@education.wa.edu.au
Tel (08) 97502619         Fax  (08) 97502650



Unit 4 Australia's Engagement with Asia - Planning Workshop

A bring and share workshop for those teaching Australia and Asia for Unit 4. Bring along any wonderful resources you've located for the new areas of content, any programs you've started working on, and all your amazing ideas about how to tackle this new unit.
 

Venue:             Perth Modern School - Staff Room
Date:                Wednesday, May 25
TIME:               4.30-6.00pm



Ancient History Teacher Workshop

This workshop is aimed at supporting the Ancient History ATAR and General Egyptian context teachers. Teachers who already deliver these courses and those who are considering doing so in the future should find these presentations relevant, engaging and practical.

Venue:             Applecross SHS
Date:                Saturday, May 21
TIME:               9.30-12.30

Presenters
Heather Tunmore and Jodie Ford. Heather is an Egyptologist who is an epigrapher and archaeologist. Heather has taught both Ancient and Modern History in WA. Jodie Ford is a teacher of both Ancient and Modern History who has been studying Egyptology for several years.

9.30-10.30 Session 1: Heather Tunmore will be discussing Egyptian Art.

An understanding of the principles by which Egyptian artists, draftsmen, craftsmen and artisans operated is fundamental to understanding the history and culture of the Ancient Egyptians whose art decorated not only the well known tombs and temples but also their homes, their palaces and their possessions. Their formal art was conceptual, not naturalistic. This means that the concepts or ideas behind the art were considered to be more important than the art itself. Thus art tells us about their views of the world, the gods, society, life and the afterlife over thousands of years; information which you will need to use if you choose to teach Ancient Egypt.  This presentation will help you understand the ways in which Egyptians thought of art, will teach you some of the obvious differences between their artistic expression and ours for example the different understanding of perspective, and it will teach you the basics of the Egyptian canon. It will teach you, and thus your students, to draw like an Egyptian. Bring your computer or a thumb drive and you will be able to download the talk and the images so that you can use them in the classroom.

10.30- 10.50: Morning Tea will be provided.

10.50 – 11.50: Session 2: Jodie Ford will focus on planning and delivering new courses.

If you are worried about planning, resourcing and delivering a new course in the Egyptian context for the first time, Jodie Ford will offer advice about how to confidently deliver an Egyptian Ancient History General or ATAR course. Jodie will be addressing some of the common misconceptions and sharing her ideas about how to use the Syllabus documents to plan content and assessment.  

11.50-12.30 Session 3: General Course teachers are invited to a short planning and discussion workshop.

This will be an opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and swap teaching techniques and ideas for the EST or any other aspect of the General Ancient History courses. Bring along any teaching/learning resources you are happy to share.


HTAWA Teacher Workshops

HTAWA is running two professional learning opportunities for History teachers on the Saturday 7th May to coincide with the Student Seminar Day. Aimed at supporting teachers to implement the upper school curriculum, these sessions will focus on practical support in teaching, developing and assessing source analysis skills.

Session 1 is aimed at supporting ATAR courses, using real examples to show how to support your students in improving their skills in source analysis.

Session 2 is aimed at supporting General courses, with a specific focus on the Externally Standardised Task (EST).

The sessions are concurrent, will run for 2 hours (9.30-11.30) and will be in Tannock Hall at Notre Dame University.

The sessions are free for HTAWA members or $20 for non-members, you need to register online here.


HTAWA Conference Saturday 19th March - Notre Dame University
Shift in the Paradigm

Look under the Home Tab for more deatils and the link to register and pay.

Registrations from 8:30 in Prindiville Hall, Croak Street Fremantle on March 19th.

Teachmeet this Thursday 5th November
As a follow-up to our very successful TM_History held earlier this year at the State Library of WA, this exciting Teachmeet will begin a series of Local Heritage Teachmeets that will demonstrate the value of collaborating with historians to source local stories and programs through active community engagement.

Local Heritage features prominently in our History Curriculum and this Teachmeet will showcase a range of digital resources, developed by various GLAM educators to bring history alive and readily available for classroom and community use.

Presenters will be teachers, students and GLAM community educators (from Galleries,Libraries, Archives or Museums).

Special thanks to the history staff at The Grove Library for hosting this exciting Teachmeet event and stay tuned for more Local Heritage Teachmeets in 2016at various GLAM locations around the metropolitan area (and perhaps regional hubs) .

Optional - Continue the networking from 6.30pm at The Albion Hotel on Stirling Highway for a drink and/or dinner after this TeachMeet GLAM event...all welcome!

Tickets here


HTAWA AGM

This will be on afternoon of the ATAR exam, Friday November 6th, at the Oxford Hotel at 4.30 pm.
Nomination forms for the HTAWA Committee can be downloaded here.

Student Seminar Day

A series of Year 11 Student Seminar Days are being conducted as follows:

October 24 - Nazism in Germany

Tickets can be purchased online here

Local History PD for Primary Teachers Grove Libary Cottesloe
Local Heritage Teachmeet Thursday November 5th . Presenters will be teachers, students and GLAM ( Galleries, Libraries, Archives or Museum) Teacher Educators. Details here

Workshop at Art Gallery of WA September 11

Treasure Ships

Information here

Workshop for lower Secondary History Teachers 20th October 2015
The One World Centre and the Medical Association for Prevention of War present a 2 hour workshop for lower secondary History Teachers on 20th October, from 4-6pm. Teachers often feel conflicted about teaching war history in the secondary classroom. This workshop provides teachers with a new resource produced by the History Teachers Association of Victoria, which aims to support teachers who want to inspire critical understanding of the real and lasting impact of war on veterans, civilians and society. Participants will receive a digital copy of the resource which has been designed to align with the Australian Curriculum: History.
The workshop will be introduced by BRIAN CLEAVER, who featured in David Bradbury's recent film “The Crater – a vietnam war story”.

Register at  http://www.trybooking.com/IXXX  OR contact Leigh, leighandpeter@gmail.com

HTAA Conference September 2015
National History Teachers Conference details here
Storify of Tweets From Conference here 

Freycinet Suite Recital-World Premiere Performance

An amazing opportunity to be part of history!!  On August 30 at Government House Ballroom, the world premiere of the Freycinet Suite will be performed by the Perth Baroque Ensemble in public and you can be there!

This musical journey, composed by renowned musician Dr Georg Corall is inspired by the Freycinet Collection held in the State Library.

The collection includes the first detailed charting of the Swan River made on Louis de Freycinet’s global mission sailing from France on the Uranie (1817-1820).

Through the music you will cross the wild and unpredictable oceans, arrive onto the shores of Western Australia and see the same extraordinary landscapes.

The recital will also include music by Haydn and Lully.

To book for this once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity, please click here

For more information please contact the State Library of Western Australia Foundation on 9427 3105 or email info@statelibraryfoundation.org.au

Student Seminar Days

A series of Year 12 Student Seminar Days are being conducted as follows:

August 29 - Ancient History

August 29 - Bunbury Modern History

September 5 - Fremantle Modern History

Tickets can be purchased online here

Unit 3 & 4 PD Workshop

This workshop will focus on developing programs for secondary schools and available resources for the 2016 ATAR Modern History course.

Unit 3: Russia and the Soviet Union 1914 - 1945 and

Unit 4 (concurrent sessions): The Changing European World since 1945 or Australia's Engagement with Asia or The Struggle for Peace in the Middle East.

DATE:            Saturday 22nd August 2015

TIME:            9.00am – 12.30pm (light morning tea included)

VENUE:         Warwick SHS, Erindale Rd, Warwick

COST:           $20   NB: No Charge for HTAWA Members (registration still required)

Numbers are limited so please register early to ensure a place.

Egyptology talk at MLC

Professor Susanne Bickel, director of the Basel's Kings' Valley Project, will present a talk on "Royal Families, Robbers and Priests: new research in the Valley of the Kings".  This exciting professional learning opportunity has been made possible by MLC, Macquarie University and the Western Australian Museum.

DATE:          Saturday 1st August, 2015
TIME:          2.00 - 4.00pm
WHERE:     MLC Lee Auditorium

Places are limited and pre-registration is essential.  

For more details download the flyer.

Historical Enquiry Workshop
 

Do you want to make your historical inquiries more than a ‘google-based’ research assignment?

Do you want to teach real skills in historical inquiry by using engaging, rich tasks?

Have you ever entered your students in the National History Challenge?

Are you thinking of giving it a go this year, but don’t know where to start?

Do you wonder what the judges are looking for?

Then this is the Professional Learning experience for you!

DATE:            Saturday 13th June, 2015

TIME:             9.00am – 11.00pm (light morning tea provided)

VENUE:         Mt Lawley SHS – Staff Room

                        Woodsome Street

                        Mount Lawley

COST:      No Charge (registration still required)


Historical Enquiry Workshop

Click here for more information about this exciting opportunity.

History Seminar June 26th 

2015 is the centenary of the war to end all wars, World War 1 - and together, Notre Dame University and the Royal United Institute of Western Australia (RUSI WA) are hosting this one-day WWI History Conference on Friday, June 26th 2015 at Notre Dame University, Fremantle.

The title of the conference is '1915: Western Australians at War and on the Home Front'; we have an excellent line up of speakers, including our key note speaker, Dr John Blaxland from the Australian National University (ANU) who will speak on Reflections on the legend of Anzac: what happened, what it meant then and what it means for us today.
 
The content of the conference will provide support material for those who are Year 11 & 12 students of Modern History,  as we have an interesting mix of experts in various disciplines and topics, including the archaeological record, an Indigenous perspective and the social-historical understanding of World War I. Link to flyer here


Histed Chats

Search for #histedchat on Twitter. These happen every second Wednesday 6.30 pm Perth time (5.30 pm in Summer). The link for the Storify for the May 6th #histedchat is here.


Teachmeet WA June 4th

Google Hangout on Air available here from 4pm June 4th
Teachmeet Agenda available here
Follow on Twitter. Search for #tmwa

Student Seminar Day

The History Teachers’ Association of Western Australia is one of the leading providers of student seminars and WACE History revision programs in Western Australia.  We are a non-profit organisation and all our seminars are conducted by well respected and experienced History teachers and WACE markers.

DATE:            Saturday 2nd May 2015  

TIME:             9.00am – 12.30pm (Registration – 8.30am)

VENUE:         Education Building

                        University of Notre Dame, Fremantle

                        Corner of Croke Street and Cliff Street, look for the signs!

COST:           $20 (Year 11 sessions)

                        $25 (Year 12 pre-ordered and pre-paid tickets)         

                        $30 (Year 12 on the day)                    

                       No Charge for HTAWA Member
  
                      Book online here

“Understanding the WACE” guides will be on sale for $25 each.

PROGRAM:

YEAR 11

YEAR 12

Capitalism: the American experience

  • Key concepts from the course
  • Examining cartoons and other documents
  • Answering source analysis questions
  • How to answer essay questions
  • Preparing for examinations

Extensive notes will be provided!

  • Examining documents
  • Answering document questions
  • How to answer essay questions
  • Preparing for examinations

      Concurrent Revision Sessions:

  • 3A Cohesion and Division

Australia 1920s-1950s,

  • 3A Cohesion and Division

Australia 1950s-1990s

  • 3B Ideas that shaped the Russian Revolution
     

Extensive notes will be provided!

Source Analysis and Essay Writing Skills for Teachers

DATE:            Saturday 2nd May 2015 (Concurrent with Student Seminars)  

TIME:             9.10am – 10.40am (Registration – from 8.30am)

VENUE:         Education Building

                        University of Notre Dame, Fremantle

                        Corner of Croke Street and Cliff Street, look for the signs!

COST:     $20
                No Charge for HTAWA Members (registration still required)

Numbers are limited so please register here to ensure a place.

HTAWA PD Dates for 2015 (More will be added as they are confirmed)

Term 2 -  Week 7 Teachmeet History. Thursday 4th June at 4.30 pm State Library of Western Australia. Register here

Term 3 - Week 6 Thursday 27th August After School. Topic - Year 12 2016 ATAR Content

Term 4 - Week 7 Thursday 26th November After School. Topic - Year 12 2016 ATAR Skills



HTAWA 2015 State Conference.

Connect Engage Respond


Mount Lawley Senior High School.  9am Saturday March 28th 2015

Streams for Primary and Secondary Teachers

Key Note Speaker Simon McKenzie  (@connectedtchr)

Registrations now open, online or download the form.

Conference Programme available here

For those on twitter follow @wa_hta and use  #htawa15 as the hashtag.

An unofficial Dinner has been booked by Brad Snell for 7pm Saturday 28th at the Straits Cafe Rendezvous Hotel. This is at the diner's own expense.
At the moment (23/3/15) we have only booked for 6 as that was all the responses received. The booking is under Brad's name. If anyone else wants to go, maybe contact the restaurant directly and let Brad know as well.

Maximising Feedback Workshop Thursday March 5th 4.15 for 4.30 Perth Modern School .

Message from HTAWA Vice President Cathy Baron :
HTAWA (History Teachers Association for all those new to the wonderful world of History teaching) is holding a special, free professional learning event on Thursday March 5th Perth Modern School. This PL will look at how to get the best from your maximising feedback sheets (so make sure you bring them along), an overview of the examiners report on the 2014 WACE paper and for all those new to upper school history teaching a special section on making sure you are getting things right- sort of a how to start. There will be afternoon tea from 4.15 for a 4.30 start and should go to about 6pm. We will be meeting in the lecture theatre.

All upper school history teachers are encouraged to attend as there are some important messages in regards to helping your kiddies do well in WACE to share and if you are new (or returning) this will be a great forum to make a contact or two who can provide you with support (we all work better as a team- I need a collective noun for History teachers- maybe a genius of History teachers???)

Please email Catherine.Baron@education.wa.edu.au or Louise.Secker@education.wa.edu.au with your RSVP for catering purposes.

History Chat on Twitter Wednesday 4th March 5.30 pm WA Time

For those on twitter use #histedchat to access the live discussion that occurs every second Wednesday in term time at 8.30 pm Eastern Australian time. Most of the participants are Australian History teachers.Click here for a storify of the #histedchat on Februrary 18th.

Maximising Feedback Workshop Thursday March 5th 4.15 for 4.30 Perth Modern School .

Message from HTAWA Vice President Cathy Baron :
HTAWA (History Teachers Association for all those new to the wonderful world of History teaching) is holding a special, free professional learning event on Thursday March 5th Perth Modern School. This PL will look at how to get the best from your maximising feedback sheets (so make sure you bring them along), an overview of the examiners report on the 2014 WACE paper and for all those new to upper school history teaching a special section on making sure you are getting things right- sort of a how to start. There will be afternoon tea from 4.15 for a 4.30 start and should go to about 6pm. We will be meeting in the lecture theatre.

All upper school history teachers are encouraged to attend as there are some important messages in regards to helping your kiddies do well in WACE to share and if you are new (or returning) this will be a great forum to make a contact or two who can provide you with support (we all work better as a team- I need a collective noun for History teachers- maybe a genius of History teachers???)

Please email Catherine.Baron@education.wa.edu.au or Louise.Secker@education.wa.edu.au with your RSVP for catering purposes.

History Chat on Twitter Wednesday 4th March 5.30 pm WA Time
For those on twitter use #histedchat to access the live discussion that occurs every second Wednesday in term time at 8.30 pm Eastern Australian time. Most of the participants are Australian History teachers.Click here for a storify of the #histedchat on Februrary 18th.