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 
Queensland History Teachers' Association
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Welcome to The QLD History Teachers' Association.

We are a voluntary organisation with an executive membership of Primary and Secondary History Teachers, Academics and Educationalists.

Our aim is to foster an interest in History and the teaching of History, but especially to support and assist History teachers in Queensland.

Our website provides information on the available competitions for students and teachers, as well as available professional development, resources and upcoming events.


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2014 htaa national history conference
The 2014 HTAA National History Conference will be held at Brisbane Grammar School, 30 September - 2 October 2014. To register for the HTAA National History Conference or view the Conference Program go to http://www.qhta.com.au/conferences.htm
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The Premierís Anzac Prize 2015 will provide 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 must be received by 5pm on Friday, 19 September 2014. Further information is available at http://www.education.qld.gov.au/anzac-prize

The 2014 QHTA Historical Writing Competiton entries are due on Friday, 19 September 2014. 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). More details available at http://www.qhta.com.au/competitions.htm

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The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students. The theme for 2014 is 'Changing Perspectives'. Due Date: Friday, 29 August 2014. More information at http://www.historychallenge.org.au
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
Details on the 2015 Australian History Competition can be found at http://australianhistorycompetition.com.au/  
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The 2015 Simpson Prize question is: "To what extent did Australains enlist in 1914 to defend the 'Mother Country'?" and requires students to respond to the question using a minimum of three of the sources from the 2015 Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial Source Selection at http://www.awm.gov.au/simpson-prize-question-2014 and their own research. ENTRIES CLOSE 17 OCTOBER 2014. 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  

Congratulations to Emily Leggett, Somerville House who is the 2014 Simpson Prize (Queensland) winner, and Yasmine Steiner, The Gap State High School who is the 2014 Simpson Prize (Queensland) runner-up. More information at http://www.qhta.com.au/competitions.htm

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Emily Leggett, Yasmine Steiner and Ms Carmel Harman, Caboolture SHS (Qld chaperone)

Emily Leggett, Somerville House and Yasmine Steiner, The Gap SHS in New Parliament House, Canberra


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Education Services Australia (ESA) is a national, not-for-profit company owned by all Australian education ministers. The company was established to support delivery of national priorities and initiatives in the schools, training and Higher Education sectors. More information at http://www.esa.edu.au
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HTAA Australian Curriculum History Units, a unique resource to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: History has just been launched:



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Hands on History - curriculum based education programs at the RD Milns Antiquities Museum (new Ancient History extension programs). Book Now for Term 3. For more information go to http://www.uq.edu.au/antiquities
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