Queensland History Teachers Association

PO Box 1029 New Farm, QLD 4005 
Ph. (07) 3254 3342 Fax: (07) 3252 5689 
Email: qhta@qhta.com.au 
ABN: 77 270 249 802 
   
 
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The Premier's Anzac Prize 2014
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 The Premier's Anzac Prize gives 50 Queensland high school students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the Anzac tradition firsthand. Delegations of five Queensland high school students will tour Gallipoli and the Western Front in 2013 and 2014, culminating in a major delegation of 40 students to attend 2015 Centenary commemorations. The prize includes study tour expenses including travel, insurance, accommodation, meals and allowances. The Premier's Anzac Prize is open to all eligible Year 8-12 Queensland high school students. For more information go to http://education.qld.gov.au/students/grants/scholarship/anzac/index.html

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.

2014 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 2014 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 28 May 2014.

·           For more details go to Competition Details

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

Key Dates for 2014

24 October 2013 - Entry/Registration opens

12 April 2014 - Entry/Registration closes

28 May 2014 - Both competitions run

Details on the 2014 Australian History Competition can be found at http://australianhistorycompetition.com.au
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 2015
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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 2015 Simpson Prize question is: "To what extent did Australians enlist in 1914 to defend the 'Mother Country'?" The 2015 Simpson Prize Question requires students to respond to the question using a minumum of three of the sources from the 2015 Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial Source Selection at http://www.awm.gov.au/simpson-prize-question-2015 and their own research. ENTRIES CLOSE 17 OCTOBER 2014

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 2015. For further details go to http://www.simpsonprize.org

Simpson Prize 2014 winners

The 2014 Queensland winner is Emily Leggett, Somerville House

The 2014 Queensland runner-up is Yasmine Steiner, The Gap State High School

Highly commended students are:
Emma Croft, Pimlico State High School, Townsville
Caitlin de Graff, Mt St. Michael's College, Ashgrove
Vrishin Desai, Brisbane Grammar School. Spring Hill
Hanna-Rosa Macri, San Sisto College, Carina
Pooja Vijayakumar, Brisbane State High School, South Brisbane
Callum Young, Caboolture State High School, Caboolture

The winners from each State and Territory will travel together to Gallipoli for the Anzac Day Service in April 2015. For further details go to http://www.simpsonprize.org

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2014 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 2014 is 'Changing Perspectives'. 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: Friday, 29 August 2014

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

2014 National History Challenge winners (Qld)
2014: Queensland Young Historian - Leah Murray, Albany Creek State High School
2014: 'Year Level 11-12' - Leah Murray, Albany Creek State High School

2014: 'Year Level 7' - Kelsey Firth, Eatons Hill State School

2014: 'Australia's Heritage' - Sophia Booij, Trinity Anglican College
2014: 'Australian Wartime Experiences' - Anna Egan, Citipointe Christian College
2014: 'Using Archival Records' - Connor Harvey, St Andrews Catholic College
2014: 'HTAA Prize' - Leah Murray, Albany Creek State High School
2014 QHTA Historical Writing Competition

Entries must be received by the due date, Friday 19 September 2014. 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 Due Date: Friday, 19 September 2014

Sponsored by: Queensland Independent Education Union; Queensland Council for Civil Liberties; Dr HR Cowie; Dr RN Milns

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2014 QHTA Historical Writing Competition winners

QHTA takes great pleasure in announcing the 2014 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

Holly Abrahamson - Somerset College
Tayla Priebbenow - Shalom Catholic College
Caitlin Brown - Stuartholme School

Highly Commended
Max Eagles - Anglican Church Grammar School
Alex Harris - Anglican Church Grammar School
Georgia Matthews - Stuartholme School

Year 12 Modern History
1st
2nd
3rd

Anandi Padhee - Loretto College
Cameron Holscher - Anglican Church Grammar School
Margot Bligh - Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Highly Commended
Madeleine Midgley - Stuartholme School
Greta Carlson - Loreto College

Year 11 Ancient History
1st
2nd
3rd

Cait Pauling - Albany Creek State High School
Alex Paterson - Anglican Church Grammar School
Zaitoon Salman - Whitsunday Anglican School

Highly Commended
Kessiah Hamlyn - Rivermount College

Year 11 Modern History
1st
2nd
3rd

Leah Murray - Albany Creek State High School
Callan McLennan - Albany Creek State High School
Adam Sas - Anglican Church Grammar School

Highly Commended
Claire Boughey - Albany Creek State High School
Nicholas Scott - Anglican Church Grammar School

Year 10
1st
2nd
3rd

Ruby Pandolfi - Brisbane State High School
Molly Haswell - Saint Stephen's College
Minh Nguyen - Brisbane State High School

Year 9
1st
2nd
3rd

Marina Bishop - Stuartholme School
Isabella Garzolini - St Hilda's School
Anita Lin - Brisbane State High School

Highly Commended
Sophia Buyers - Somerville House

Year 8
1st
2nd
3rd

Brendan Connolly - Shalom College
Charlotte Blackwell - Shalom College
Erin Van Amstel - St Hilda's School
Indigenous History Prize
Leah Murray - Albany Creek State High School
Junior Human Rights and Civil Liberties Prize
Molly Haswell - St Stephen's College
Senior Human Rights and Civil Liberties Prize
Emilie Derrington - Somerville House
Year 11/12 Multi-Modal Prize

Leah Murray - Albrany Creek State High School

Highly Commended
Grainne McAlernon - Mount St Michael's College

Dr R D Milns Award
Holly Abrahamson - Somerset College
Dr H R Cowie Award
Leah Murray - Albany Creek State High School
            
            
 
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