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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We also have a Google Discussion Group you may like to join. This is one way to ask questions or share resources with other History teachers.  Just join Google Groups and look for QHTA Discussion Group and ask to join.  You will need a gmail address to join but these are free and give you 10 Gig of storage (more than some school emails!)
Presented by Dr Brian Hoepper

Working with the 7-10 Australian Curriculum: History, the workshop will focus on (i) recognizing the  compelling’ potential in any topic chosen for a depth study and (ii) bringing out that potential through the planned teaching and learning approaches. 

19 May 2016 - Calvary Christian College, Townsville. 3.30pm (4pm start) to 5.30pm

23 May 2016 - Whitsunday Anglican School, North Mackay. 3.30pm (4pm start) to 5.30pm

26 May 2016 - St Luke's Anglican College, Bundaberg. 9.30am (10am start) to 11.30am


History for the 21st Century

Saturday, 25th June 2016

QHTA invites teachers and other educators to the 2016 QHTA State Conference.


Plague, Filth and Garbage in the Ancient World

Saturday, 16th April 2016, University of Queensland. 9:00am-4:30pm

Presentations of 45 minutes each by: Emeritus Professor Trevor Bryce 'Plagues and Diseases in the Ancient Near East: Causes, Consequences and Cures'; Emeritus Professor Bob Milns 'Thucydides and the Plague at Athens'; Professor Alastair Blanshard 'Pollution in the Greek World'; Dr Brad McCall 'Concepts of Disease and Public Health in ancient Greece and Rome'; Dr Janette McWilliam 'Pollution and Disease in Ancient Rome'; Ms Pam Rushby 'When the Black Death came to Brisbane'.

** Please note venue change to: Room 212, Sir Llew Edwards Building (Bldg 14), University of Queensland **

Registration form and more details available at http://www.friendsofantiquity.org.au/index.php?id=1&event_id=183


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 2016 encourages young Queenslanders to better understand the Anzac legacy and share their knowledge with others.

The Premier's Anzac Prize 2016 is open to eligible Queensland high school students in Years 8-11 (in 2015) 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 2016.

Applications closed at 5pm on Friday, 16th October 2015 for chaperones and Friday, 30th October 2015 for students. 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/index.html


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.

Entries close 16 September 2016. More information 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 2016 is 'Triumph or Tragedy'.

Closing date was 26 August 2016. More information at http://historychallenge.org.au

Congratulations to 2015 competition winners listed at http://www.qhta.com.au/competitions.htm


Australian History Competition - Congratulations to the Year 8 and 10 State Champions in the 2015 Australian History Competition listed at http://www.qhta.com.au/competitions.htm

The 2016 Australian History Competition will be held on 25 May 2016. More information at http://australianhistorycompetition.com.au/  

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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 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  


2016 Modern History Student Seminars

Life in Nazi Germany. Associate Professor Andrew Bonnell.

Terrorism. Dr Brian Hoepper.

2016 Ancient History Student Seminars

The Parthenon at Athens. Associate Professor Tom Stevenson

Interpreting Cicero's speeches. Dr Caillan Davenport

HTAA Australian Curriculum History Units, a unique resource to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: History has just been launched at http://www.achistoryunits.edu.au
The Curriculum Sharing Project was designed to provide a platform for teachers to share with their peers curriculum units they have written and taught in the classroom on Australia’s wartime and peacekeeping history. The History Teachers’ Association of Australia administered the project and selected curriculum units aligned to the Australian Curriculum: History and/or State and Territory curricula. Successful units have been uploaded on the Anzac Portal as a resource for teachers during the Anzac Centenary period 2014-2018 and beyond at http://www.anzacportal.dva.gov.au/teachers/curriculum
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Simpson Prize 2016 - Megghann Thomas (Queensland Runner-Up), Hon. Teresa Gambaro, Federal Member for Brisbane and Hilary Briggs (Queensland Winner), in Canberra for presentation.
The Simpson Prize 2016 National Winners, Runners-Up and Gallipoli Chaperones with the Officers of the Royal Military College, Duntroon and Mr Paul Foley, Chairman of the Simpson Prize Competition.
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2015 National History Challenge winners (Qld) - Angus Murray (Year 9), Albany Creek SHS (Menzies Award Winner) and Jasmin Evans (Year 12), Isis District SHS (Queensland Young Historian) with Queensland Chaperone, Ms Carmel Harman, Caboolture SHS at Parliament House, Canberra
2015 National Challenge Competition winners from all states together at Parliament House, Canberra
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