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Welcome to the ACT HTA!
Please note! Our monthly meeting is held on the first Wednesday of each month at the National Archives of Australia, starting at 4.30pm.
Panel Discussion on Postwar Immigration
6pm, Wednesday September 21
Visions Theatre, National Museum of Australia
2016 National Conference - 'Challenging History'
The History Teachers' Association of NSW will be hosting the 2016 History Teachers Association of Australia Conference 'Challenging History'
Sydney Grammar School, College Street, Sydney
28 - 30 September 2016
In the heart of the city, the 2016 National Conference will be located within a short walk of many of Sydney's outstanding attractions and will be convenient to public transport and a range of accommodation options for regional, interstate and overseas visitors. Do take advantage of this great opportunity - always a highlight of the year.
· The Dinner venue has limited capacity – register early if you are interested.
· On Wednesday there is a Curator Tour of the Maritime Museum and Cocktail Party. They are highly recommended. Both are free events but please tick the appropriate boxes if coming.
· All interstate HTA members can register at member rates but will need to use the hard copy form to do so. To register, visit the conference page:
Gif It Up
September 1 - October 31, 2016
National Library of Australia
The National Library of Australia wants you! Do you have creative, technology savvy students? The National Library of Australia’s discovery service Trove, in conjunction with the Digital Public Library of America, is participating in GIF IT UP, a free online competition to encourage interaction with our cultural heritage collections.
What is a GIF?
A GIF is an image file which can be both animated and static. GIF IT UP is a challenge to take copyright-free heritage images from our cultural heritage collections and animate them in creative ways. Highlights from past competitions include historic lighthouses, a department store Christmas card, a nineteenth century Ipswich subdivision plan and the Eiffel Tower. It can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes to create a GIF.
Where does GIF IT UP fit in the curriculum?
7-10 History: Historical skills - explanation and communication.
When is GIF IT UP happening?
Gif-making resources and curated images available: 1 – 30 September
Competition runs: 1 – 31 October 2016
In September we’ll be sharing information about how to get involved. We’ll be providing online resources for Gif creation and curated lists of images to use and information on how to enter the competition.
If you would like to participate, or if you have any questions, please send the NLA a message using the
Trove contact form
Environmental Film Festival Australia Education Program
October 14, 2016
Palace Electric Cinema
Tickets to the Environmental Film Festival Australia Education Program in Canberra are now on sale. The screening for secondary school students at Palace Electric Cinemas is set to inspire the younger generation to engage with environmental issues, and to provide teachers with a unique rich educational option to tie into classroom activities across a number of disciplines.
Find out more at
Differentiation Without Tears
8.30am (registration) for 8.45am start, Thursday October 27, 2016
Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching & Learning, Stirling
Differentiation without tears.pdf
The Simpson Prize
Closes November 11 2016
ACT Chief Minister’s ANZAC Spirit Prize
Closes February 3 2017
Download a membership form here.
The ACT HTA encourages new and existing members to deepen their involvement in the most dynamic curriculum area in the ACT. As a member-focused association the HTA aims to:
promote and encourage an interest in the study and teaching of History
provide a forum for discussion and exchange of information
publish material related to History and curriculum developments
support all activities that may assist History teachers in their aim to provide excellence in education
Please consider joining our association for some great professional contacts and free access to PD sessions throughout the year. The
new membership form for 2016 is now available
Some changes have been instituted, including the option of receiving editions of the NSWHTA professional journal. Institutional membership will now apply only for groups other than schools, although a special Primary School rate has been included to encourage teachers from that sector to join the Association. Teachers at Secondary and College level will need to join as individuals. These yearly rates were set at our AGM.
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