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National Curriculum: History 
            
            

Resources

HTAA Australian Curriculum History Units, a unique resource to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: History has just been launched:

http://www.achistoryunits.edu.au

The new online hub for P10 History is now available. The Queensland Studies Authority has changed the presentation of the Australian Curriculum materials on the QSA website to make the available resources more accessible.  The main change is the development of the P-10 curriculum and assessment page.  This collates all information relevant to P-10 in one place.  On this page, the Australian Curriculum resources continue to be available by learning area or year level.  However, the History resources have been redeveloped as a fully integrated web-based resource, P-10 History Australian Curriculum and resource. See http://www.qsa.qld.edu.au/13659.html

Additionally the QSA has commenced the online publication of sample assessments to support the implementation of P-10 History. Sample Assessments for Years 1, 4, 9 and 10 history are now available on the Resources tab of the website.
Reports
8 December 2010 - Australian History Curriculum approved
The draft senior secondary Australian Curriculum for Ancient History and Modern History are open for national consultation from 14 May 2010 until 30 July 2010. Feedback can be given at http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au
For more information on Draft Australian National History Curriculum go to http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au
On 1 March 2010, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) released the draft K-10 Australian Curriculum in four learning areas: English, mathematics, science and history for national consultation.
IN THE NEWS
Tony Taylor, "Politicians should leave history to the teachers", The Age, 20 October 2008. Go to http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/politicians-should-leave-history-to-the-teachers-20081019-53su.html
"Australian history, wide world", Sydney Morning Herald, 14 October 2008. Go to http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/10/13/1223749936388.html?page=2
Farrah Tomazin, "The past spring to life in city classroom", The Age, 13 October 2008. Go to http://www.theage.com.au/national/the-past-springs-to-life-in-city-classroom-20081012-4z5y.html  
Justine Ferrari, "Curriculum to scale back Aussie history", The Australian, 13 October 2008. Go to http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24485924-5013404,00.html
23 July 2006 - Michelle Grattan comments in the Sunday Age on the "History Summit" convened by Julie Bishop on teaching Australian history in schools. See http://www.theage.com.au/news/michelle-grattan/beyond-the-history-wars/2006/07/22/1153166630334.html
17 August 2006 - Minister for Education, Science and Training, Julie Bishop announced there would be an Australian History Summit to discuss the teaching of Australian History in schools. See http://www.dest.gov.au/Ministers/Media/Bishop/2006/07/B001180706.asp
14 August 2006 - ABC Radio National. Counterpoint. What should Australian students know about our history? Transcript - Michael Duffy, Julie Bishop, Greg Melleuish, and Nick Ewbank (President HTAA). See http://www.abc.net.au/rn/counterpoint/stories/2006/1712562.htm
            
            
 
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