Queensland History Teachers Association

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Email: qhta@qhta.com.au 
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The Premier's Anzac Prize 2017

The Queensland Government recognises that Anzac Day is owned by all Australians and the tradition of respecting the sacrifice of our forefathers must be passed down through the coming generations. The Premier's Anzac Prize 2017 encourages young Queenslanders to better understand the Anzac legacy and share their knowledge with others. The Premier's Anzac Prize 2017 is open to eligible Queensland high school students in Years 8-11 (in 2016) and will provide eight Queensland high school students and two teacher chaperones the opportunity to experience the Anzac tradition first-hand. Winners will witness the Anzac Day centenary commemorations at Gallipoli and travel to the Western Front battlefields in France and Belgium, over two weeks in April and May 2017. Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 16th September 2016. Further information including the application pack, criteria, eligibility conditions and tips on applying can be found at http://education.qld.gov.au/students/grants/scholarships/anzac/2017.html

Premier's Anzac Prize 2016 winners announced
Congratulations to the eight winners of the 2016 Premier's Anzac Prize who will tour Gallipoli and the Western front in 2016.

The winners are:
Sophie Austin: Brigidine College (Indooroopilly)
Liam Doonican: Merrimac State High School
Cooper Hauff: Blackall State School
Sally Higgins: Assumption College Warwick
Denya Hopkins: Urangan State High School
Tasman Pearl: St Edmund's College Ipswich
Tia Shadford: Brigidine College (Indooroopilly)
Ella Woodgate: Matthew Flinders Anglican College

The Premier’s Anzac Prize 2015 provided 70 Queensland high school students and ten teacher chaperones the opportunity to experience the Anzac tradition firsthand at the centenary commemoration at Gallipoli and travel to the Western Front battlefields in France and Belgium, over two weeks in April and May 2015. Student entries closed on 19 September 2014. The winners were announced by the Queensland premier on 5 December 2014. Media Statement available at http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2014/12/5/queensland-students-keep-anzac-spirit-alive

Premier's Anzac Prize 2014 winners announced
Congratulations to the five winners of the 2014 Premier's Anzac Prize. The students from Clayfield College, St Andrew's Catholic College Redlynch Valley, Pimlico State High School, Tannum Sands State High School and Northpine Christian College entered inspiring multimedia submissions on the Anzac tradition to win a tour to Gallipoli and the Western front in 2014.

The winners are:
Elizabeth Gardner: Year 9, Clayfield College
Jamal Hammett-Ryan: Year 11, St Andrew's Catholic College, Redlynch Valley
Pyu San Min: Year 10, Pimlico State High School
Mackenzie Plath: Year 10, Tannum Sands State High School
Tiffanie Turnbull: Year 10, Northpine Christian College

Congratulations to the first five Queensland student recipients in The Premier's Anzac Prize 2013. These students won a trip to Gallipoli and the Western Front in April 2013 for their inspiring multimedia submissions. They were challenged with the task of portraying how the Anzac tradition shaped our nation, why the tradition is still important and how future generations will continue to keep it alive.

Premier Campbell Newman, with Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek, announced the competiton winners in December 2012. They are:
Elijah Douglas, Year 10 - Doomadgee State School
Jack Graham, Year 9 - Noosa District State High School
Emma Kearney, Year 11 - St Andrew's Catholic College, Cairns
Kristina Madden, Year 9 - Christian Outreach College, Toowmoomba
Kyle Walsh, Year 9 - Kirwin State High School, Townsville
2014 Young Historians' Workshop

Teachers are invited to submit the name of one student from their Year 11 or 12 Ancient History or Modern History classes to attend the Young Historians’ Workshop to be held at the State Library of Queensland from 8-9 May 2014.

Only ten students will be chosen and, of these, preference will be given to two students from rural or remote areas who meet the criteria. These two students will have travel costs supplemented to the value of $600 each and will be billeted in Brisbane. Country students must be willing to be billeted or be willing to fund any alternative arrangements.

State Library staff will work with students to investigate a historical issue of their choice and to develop a wide range of research skills. Students who seek to use State Library’s unique collection of Queensland heritage material will be considered favourably.

Students will be selected using the following criteria:

·         Student is currently achieving an “A” grade in assessment

·         Student has already demonstrated high level research skills

·         Student has clearly indicated an interest in continuing history studies in the future

·         Student is capable of sharing experiences of the workshop with fellow students and others

Comprehensive details of the workshop will be provided to the selected participants.

Enquiries about the workshop can be directed to qhta@qhta.com.au in the first instance and learning@slq.qld.gov.au after participants have been selected.

Applications close on Friday 21 March 2014

2014 Young Historians' Workshop winners
Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to attend the Young Historians' Workshop at the State Library of Queensland on 8-9 May 2014: James Francis, Anglican Church Grammar School; Agie Pratt, Bray Park SHS; Elly Rienks, Cavendish Road SHS; Cyna Johnson, Longreach SHS; Grainne McAlernon, Mt St Michael's College; Laura Booth, Somerville House; Georgia Robertson, Toolooa SHS; Phillida Hayes, Toowoomba SHS; Julia Gorst, West Moreton Anglican College; Nicole Lakeman, Wynnum SHS 
2013 Young Historians' Workshop winners
Congratulations to the 10 Queensland senior history students selected to participate in the Young Historians' Workshop held at the State Library of Queensland on 29-30 April 2013.
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Lochlan Whitton, Chancellor State College (Ancient and Modern History) - The impact of Genghis Khan, particularly on the Mongol region
Rabecca Kripal, Craigslea SHS (Modern History) - Soviet-America relations during the Cold War, in particular the impact of Mikhail Gorbachev’s rise to power
Mitchell Locke, Ryan Catholic College, Townsville (Modern History) - WW2: Nazi propaganda during their regime, in particular Hitler’s rise to power and influence over the German people
Tyla Cascaes, Cavendish Road SHS (Ancient and Modern History) -The balance between religion and power in the Ancient world, particularly Emperor Augustus’ manipulation of Emperor Worship
Jack Bagshaw, Clairvaux MacKillip College (Ancient and Modern History) - WW2: Nazi persecution of the Jews Ancient Egyptian religion
Emily Robertson, Bremer SHS (Ancient History) - The effects of Spartan and Athenian governments on the position of women in Ancient Greece
Haidee Arnold, Isis District SHS, Childers (Modern History) - WW2: persecution of the Jews
Jak Hardy, Mountain Creek SHS (Modern History) - Historical interaction between Israel and China and the Early Church in China before the Constantine, from the beginnings of civilisation to today and where it may head in the future
Jess Vandersande, Boonah SHS (Modern History) - Gender issues: feminism and the struggle for equality; in particular, the similarities between the Gay Rights movement and women’s equality struggles
Sharnia Colledge, Ipswich SHS (Ancient and Modern History) - WW2: the effects of the scientific and medical discoveries made during the Nazi campaign
2012 Young Historians' Workshop winners 
Congratulations to the 10 Queensland senior history students selected to participate in the Young Historians' Workshop held at the State Library of Queensland on 30 April and 1 May 2012.
Jessica Antinopoulos - Ipswich State High School
Stephanie Barber - Bray Park State High School
Jacob Heal - Grace Lutheran College
Caitlin Micallef - Mansfield State High School
Anita Nahuysen - Craigslea State High School
Matt Russell - Centenary State High School
Emma Shayler - Somerville House
Sarah Webb - Ryan Catholic College
Elissa Judge - Kingaroy State High School
Holly-Rose Williams - Maroochydore State High School

Below are some sample answers to the program evaluation question ‘What will you share with your teachers and fellow students when you return to school?’

I will tell them about the vast resources that are accessible at the library. I’ll recommend all students to take advantage of the databases and the catalogue for their research.

I will recommend very highly the use on online databases, the free Internet and meeting places and most certainly the online books.

I will encourage them to visit the library as the staff are very friendly and show you how to use sources other than those on the internet or in books.

I will mention the history sites on Twitter and FLickr – photo sharing – which we can use for our research journals.

Enormous variety of resources available especially on Qld history.

2016 Australian History Competition
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The Australian History Competition is prepared by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia and run in conjunction with The Giant Classroom. While a primary goal has been to provide an interesting and challenging competition for students, we also see this as an opportunity to support teachers in the implementation of the new Australian Curriculum: History. It is an opportunity to provide a quality resource that demonstrates approaches to the assessment of knowledge, skills and understandings and promotes a broad view of history.

In 2016 the competition will be offered at two levels:

·         A Year 10 competition will be broadly based on the Australian Curriculum: History for years 9&10

·         A Year 8 competition will be broadly based on the Australian Curriculum: History for years 7&8

Each competition will present 50 multiple choice questions. The questions will focus on key elements of the Australian Curriculum: History – sound historical knowledge, historical skills and historical understandings. While directed towards students who have studied history, they may be suitable for students who have studied subjects that incorporate a strong history component.

Both competitions will run on Wednesday 25 May 2016.

·           For more details go to Competition Details

·           To enter your students in the competition go to Enter Here

Details on the 2016 Australian History Competition can be found at http://australianhistorycompetition.com.au
2016 Australian History Competition winners
Congratulations to the Year 7-10 National and State Champions in the 2016 Australian History Competition:

Year 7 State Champions
Connie Fletcher, Mountain Creek State High School

Year 8 National & State Champion
Bill Vickerman, Brisbane State High School

Year 9 State Champion
Calum Le-Shek, Centenary State High School

Year 10 State Champions
Lauren Bacall, Redlynch State High School
Maya Lamont, Indooroopilly State High School
2015 Australian History Competition

Congratulations to the Year 8 and 10 State Champions in the 2015 Australian History Competition:

Year 8
Ricardo Basile, Mountain Creek State High School

Year 10
Seb Hirst, Centenary State High School
John Atkinson, The Cathedral School

2014 Australian History Competition
Congratulations to the Year 8 and 10 State Champions in the 2014 Australian History Competition announced at http://www.australianhistorycompetition.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=6&Itemid=15
2013 Australian History Competition winners
The Australian History Competition is prepared by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia and run in conjunction with The Giant Classroom. While a primary goal has been to provide an interesting and challenging competition for students, we also see this as an opportunity to support teachers in the implementation of the new Australian Curriculum: History. It is an opportunity to provide a quality resource that demonstrates approaches to the assessment of knowledge, skills and understandings and promotes a broad view of history.
 
In 2013 the Year 10 Competition ran for the third time and the Year 8 Competition ran for the second time. The following students are to be congratulated for their outstanding performance:

Year 8
Daniel Harris, Cavendish Road State High School - National Champion and Queensland State Champion

Year 10
Ethan Robinson, Prince of Peace Lutheran College - Queensland State Champion

2012 Australian History Competition winners
In 2012 the Year 10 Competition ran for the second time and the Year 8 Competition ran for the first time. The following students are to be congratulated for their outstanding performance:
Year 8
Aisling Miller, Brisbane State High School (Top mark in state)
Andy Drane, Brisbane State High School
Alex Smith, Toowooma Grammar School
Charles Geary, Toowoomba Grammar School
Year 10
Will French, St Augustines College (Top mark in state)
Jaaes Dalton, Anglican Church Grammar School
Nick Dendle, Maleny High School
Thomas Barnwell, Toowoomba Grammar School
Tristan Heiner, Toowoomba Grammar School
Simpson Prize 2017
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The History Teachers' Association of Australia (HTAA), together with HTAA State affiliates, conducts this competition for Year 9 and 10 students on behalf of the Australian Government. The focus of the competition is the Australian ANZAC tradition and students are asked to write an essay of 1200 to 1500 words, or prepare an audio-visual presentation of not more than 10 minutes accompanied by a written explanation of up to 400 words, on a given statement every year.

The 2017 Simpson Prize question is: "The experience of Australian soldiers on the Western Front in 1916 has been largely overlooked in accounts of World War One. To what extent would you argue that battles such as Fromelles and Pozieres should feature more prominently in accounts of World War One?" and requires students to respond to the question using a minimum of three of the sources from the 2017 Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial Source Selection at https://www.awm.gov.au/education/simpson-prize/and their own research. ENTRIES CLOSE 11 NOVEMBER 2016.  

The Simpson Prize is a great opportunity for Year 9 and 10 students to participate in a nationwide essay competition, giving them the chance to win an unforgettable 2 week trip to Turkey as well as a prepatory trip to Canberra. The winners from each State and Territory will travel together to Gallipoli for the Anzac Day Service in April 2017. For further details go to http://www.simpsonprize.org

Simpson Prize 2016 winners

The 2016 Queensland winner is Hilary Briggs (Year 9), Stuartholme School, Toowong

The 2016 Queensland runner-up is Megghann Thomas (Year 9), Mt St Michael's College, Ashgrove

Highly Commended students are:
Sarah Baldwin (Year 9), Mt St Michael's College, Ashgrove

Rory Delaney (Year 9), Shalom College, Bundaberg

Sophie Lyons (Year 9), Mt St Michael's College, Ashgrove

Matisse Reed (Year 10), St Monica's College, Cairns

Charles Thorpe (Year 9), St Laurence's College, South Brisbane

The winners from each State and Territory will travel together to Gallipoli for the Anzac Day Service in April 2016. For further details go to http://www.simpsonprize.org

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

The theme for 2016 is 'Triumph or Tragedy'. Students produced entries in one of three formats: an individual research paper, a museum display, or other formats - such as a multi-media format (audio/video/website), a performance, or any other form of creative representation. Except for the individual (one person) research paper, students worked alone or in groups of up to four people.
Due Date: 26 August 2016

More information at http://www.historychallenge.org.au

2015 National History Challenge winners (Qld)
2015: Queensland Young Historian - Jasmin Evans, Isis District State High School
2015: 'Year Level 11-12' - Jasmin Evans, Isis District State High School
2015: 'Year 10' - Marina Bishop, Stuartholme School
2015: 'Year 8' - Kelsey Frith, Brisbane State High School

2015: 'Year Level 7' - Liam Armstrong, Pimpama State Secondary College

2015: 'Year Level P-6', Shanelle Van der Merwe, Citipointe Christian College 
2015: 'Australian Democracy' - Jed Havukainen, Albany Creek State High School
2015: 'Women's History' - Jessica Hona, Atherton State High School
2015: 'Menzies' - Angus Murray, Albany Creek State High School
2015: 'Magna Carta' - Mia Forsingdal, Cannon Hill Anglican College
2015: 'Australian Wartime Experiences' - Tiffanie Turnbull, Northpine Christian College
2015 National History Challenge winners (National)
2015: 'Menzies' - Angus Murray, Albany Creek State High School
2016 QHTA Historical Writing Competition

Entries must be received by the due date, Friday 18 September 2015. A student entry form must be attached to each entry. Post entries to: QHTA History Competition 2014, QHTA, PO Box 1029, New Farm Q 4005.

Students in years 7 to 12 from Queensland and Northern Territory Schools are invited to submit an essay or written response of some other appropriate genre (a report, diary entries, newspaper article, play, script etc) or a multi-modal response (11 and 12 only). The topic may relate to any historical period. The hypothesis or question to which the piece of writing is intended to respond must be clearly stated and must be historical in the sense that it addresses an issue concerned with causes or consequences or change of continuity in human affairs in an identified time period. It must also have been formulated as in response to close analysis of a range of historical sources.

The entry may relate to a topic studied during the student's history studies at school and must be the original work of the student, in that the student has not received more assistance than is usually given during the researching and writing of text submitted for assessment.

While teachers should feel free to comment on early drafts, the submitted entry must not contain any teacher’s comments, corrections or marks.

Each school may submit no more than three entries in each of Years 7-10. In Years 11 and 12 a maximum of three Ancient History essays and three Modern History essays may be submitted at each year level as well as one Year 11 or 12 multi-modal entry for Ancient and one Year 11 or 12 multi-modal entry in Modern History. In instances where more than the permissible number of three entries in a given year level/category are submitted, only the first three removed from the envelope will be eligible.

Entries Close: Friday, 16 September 2015

Sponsored by: Independent Education Union Qld; Queensland Council for Civil Liberties at http://www.qieu.asn.au;   

Family of Dr HR Cowie; Prof RD Milns

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2015 QHTA Historical Writing Competition winners

QHTA takes great pleasure in announcing the 2015 winners of the Historical Writing Competition. The standard of entries this year was very high and the judges commend both the students and their teachers for the way in which students showed their ability to research, interpret evidence and make historical judgements.
Year 12 Ancient History
1st
2nd

3rd

Sarah Grimes - Shalom College
Alex Paterson - Anglican Church Grammar School
Bailey Reinke - Anglican Church Grammar School

Highly Commended
James Francis - Anglican Church Grammar School
Freya Hodges - The Gap State High School
Zoe Utting - The Gap State High School

Year 12 Modern History
1st
2nd
3rd

Rachel Larkin - Loretto College
Claire Boughey - Albany Creek State High School
Adam Sas - Anglican Church Grammar School

Highly Commended
Mimi Aarons - St Hilda's School, Southport
James Francis - Anglican Church Grammar School
Erin Fraser-Currie - Noosa District State High School
Nicole Gannon - Noosa District State High School
Callan McLennan - Albany Creek State High School
Natasha Phillips - Shalom College

Year 11 Ancient History
1st
2nd
3rd

Jack Mills - The Gap State High School
Samantha Boland - Stuartholme School
Nackenna Dries - Stuartholme School

Highly Commended
Theodor Delaney - Shalom College
Jane McDonald - Stuartholme School

Year 11 Modern History
1st
2nd
3rd

Laura Nicholls - St Hilda's School, Southport
Trinity Scott - Albany Creek State High School
Olivia Edmondson - Albany Creek State High School

Highly Commended
Henry Friend - Anglican Church Grammar School
Alice Houlahan - St Rita's College Clayfield
Sally Larsen - Albany Creek State High School
Ivy Lawrence - Brisbane Girls Grammar School
Jack Mills - The Gap State High School
Isabella Ostini - Somerville House

Year 10
1st
2nd
3rd

Declan White - Brisbane Grammar School
Marina Bishop - Stuartholme School
Aiden Keates - Albany Creek State High School

Highly Commended
Eva Devantier - St Hilda's School, Southport
Monique Evans - Stuartholme School
George Everson - Brisbane Grammar School
Tineka Hager - Brisbane State High School
Caitlin Kane - Brisbane State High School
Sarah Long - Stuartholme School

Year 9
1st
2nd
3rd

Remington Brough - Brisbane State High School
Ryan Noronha - Brisbane State High School
Hayley Stanich - St Hilda's School, Southport

Highly Commended
Connor Britton - Albany Creek State High School
Scarlett Hughes - Brisbane State High School
Angus Murray - Albany Creek State High School
Jane Scholz - Dripstone Middle School, Casuarina NT

Year 8
1st
2nd
3rd

Charlotte Frampton - St Hilda's School, Southport
Alexandra Maciver - St Hilda's School, Southport
Ben Varley - The Gap State High School

Highly Commended
Pedro Carvalho - The Gap State High School

Indigenous History Prize
Rachel Larkin - Loreto College
Year 7-10 Human Rights and Civil Liberties Prize
Caitlin Kane - Brisbane State High School
Year 11-12 Human Rights and Civil Liberties Prize
Jed Havukainen - Albany Creek State High School
Year 11/12 Multi-Modal Prize

Mikaela Gill - Whitsunday Anglican School

The R D Milns Award
Sarah Grimes - Shalom College
The Russell Cowie Award
Rachel Larkin - Loreto College

Presentation for the Cowie and Milns Prizes - MacArthur Museum in Brisbane 4th November 2015, 5-7 p.m.

            
            
 
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