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!)
'Change and Continuity?' - QHTA State Conference, Saturday 27 June 2015
QHTA invites teachers and other educators to offer a presentation or workshop at the 2015 State Conference or to join with fellow professionals to present as a team. We also hope to offer a session which will consist of several 10 to 15 minute segments where teachers can explain a strategy or idea which has worked successfully in their classrooms. If you have never presented before and would like to ‘have a go’, then this is a great way to start! Conference presenters receive free registration to the Conference!
Application form is available at http://www.qhta.com.au/call_for_presenters_2015_3_.doc

Thinking outside the box: creative outcomes for the inquiry process. A professional development opportunity for teachers of History at James Cook University, Townsville, 28 February 2015, 9am-12noon. Past and present QCAA district panel chairs for Ancient and Modern History will explore how research can be presented in innovative and still rigorous ways. This workshop aims to encourage teachers to think differently about written and multi-modal historical research products. More information at http://www.qhta.com.au/townsvillel_workshop_febv2.pdf

2015 Annual UQ Friends of Antiquity Ancient History Day will be held on Saturday 21 March 2015. The theme will be 'Eat, drink and be merry - food and nutrition in the ancient world' and the keynote speaker will be UQ's new Professor of Classics and Ancient History, Professor Alastair Blanshard. Alastair will speak on Trimalchio's Banquet in Petronius' *Satyricon*.
Certificates will be available for any teachers who might want to credit the event to their professional development activities. More information at http://www.friendsofantiquity.org.au/index.php?id=1&event_id=161
Australian Historical Association Annual Conference: Foundational Histories will be held 2-6 July 2015 at University of Sydney. More information at http://sydney.edu.au/arts/history/aha2015/index.shtml 
The 2015 HTAA National Conference will be held at Flemington Raceway, Melbourne, Victoria from Wednesday 30 September – Friday 2 October 2015. HTAV is currently calling for interested speakers and workshop presenters at http://www.htav.asn.au/forms/command/display_form?formID=85 Proposals are due by Friday, 17 April 2015. For more information contact Meri Rametta, Manager, Events, Programs & Marketing on 03 9417 3422 or at m.rametta@htav.asn.au
Queensland history teacher Jackie Campbell will be participating in the Gandel Philanthropy Holocaust study for Australian educators to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem for three weeks from 26 December 2014. You can follow her journey through her blog at http://myisraelistudytour.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/pre-tour-reflections.html

The Premier’s 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 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

The 2014 QHTA Historical Writing Competiton winners are now 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 2015 is 'Leadership and Legacy'.

Congratulations to Leah Murray, Albany Creek State High School who has been named 2014 Queensland Young Historian and is the winner of the national HTAA Prize. The 2014 NHC Queensland winners can be found at http://www.qhta.com.au/competitions.htm

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 CLOSED 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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25 April 2015 - Centenary celebrations of landing at Anzac Cove
27 June 2015 - QHTA State Conference
30 September - 2 October 2015 - HTAA National History Conference: Racing into History, Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
7 December 2015 - Australian Curriculum Conference
2014 mhs seminar - sunshine coast
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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