Program


VCE History Conference
Access available until Friday 16 April 2021
Online

Did you miss out on registering to attend? You can now register to access recordings and resource materials.

Should you wish to purchase recordings access, please complete a registration online here and we will provide access to the event platform, recordings and handouts after the conference. Please note that the VCAA Examination Reports are NOT recorded.

Registrations to access recordings must close Friday 12 March 2021.

Recordings access emails will be issued during the week beginning Monday 15 March 2021.


This conference supports VCE teachers to expand their content knowledge, pick up classroom ready tips and resources, think deeply about VCE teaching and learning, and catch up with peers and mentors from all over Victoria.

  1. Check out the program
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  3. Choose your workshops
  4. Register


PROGRAM

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TIME SESSION
9.50 am – 10.00 am DELEGATES GET READY
10.00 am – 10.05 am ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF TRADITIONAL OWNERS
10.05 am–10.15 am WELCOME AND HOUSEKEEPING
10.20 am – 11.10 am SESSION 1: Please choose one workshop from this session.
1.1 Visual, Written and Practical Strategies to Teach the American Revolution
Sophia Marsden-Smith, Williamstown High School
BYOD | VCE Units 3 & 4 – Revolutions: America | Classroom Ideas
1.2 French Revolutionary Leaders
Emeritus Professor Peter McPhee AM, The University of Melbourne
VCE Units 3 & 4 – Revolutions: France | Content Knowledge
1.3 The Environmental Impacts of Pastoralism and the
Goldrushes
Emeritus Professor Richard Broome AM, La Trobe University
Please note: This session will be pre-recorded and available to view on the day.

BYOD | VCE Units 3 & 4 – Australian History | Content Knowledge
1.4 SASSY Rubrics for SAC & Exam Success
James Ridley, Hoppers Crossing Secondary College
Please note that this session is a repeat of the session at the 2020 Annual Conference.
BYOD | General | Classroom Ideas
1.5 How Ideas challenged the Old World
Dr Darius von Güttner, The University of Melbourne
VCE Unit 1 – Global Empires | Content Knowledge
1.6 Weimar and Nazi Art
Ross Smith, Parade College
This session has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

BYOD | VCE Unit 1 – Twentieth Century History | Classroom Ideas
1.7 Refreshing Revolutionary Russia
Maddi Schmidt, St Francis Xavier College
BYOD | VCE Units 3 & 4 – Revolutions: Russia | Content Knowledge
1.8 Using both Ancient and Modern Sources for Ancient History
Lindsay Brunsdon, Genazzano FCJ College
VCE Units 3 & 4 – Ancient History | Content Knowledge
11.10 am – 11.25 am DISCOVER RESOURCES AND SERVICES
11.25 am – 11.45 am VCAA ADVISORY SESSION – VCE History Study Design
2022-2026
Gerry Martin, Curriculum Manager (History and Civics) and Michael Spurr, Acting Curriculum Manager (History and Civics) Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

VCE History 2022–2026 will be implemented in schools in 2022. Firstly, this session will give an overview of the new VCE History Study Design and changes you need be aware of. Secondly, this session will outline the study design implementation workshops that will take place during 2021. Finally, it will discuss planning and assessing for the VCE History 2022–2026.
11.50 am – 12.40 pm SESSION 2: Please choose one workshop from this session.
2.1 Maxim Gorky and Lenin; History and Memory
Associate Professor (retired) Adrian Jones OAM, La Trobe University
VCE Units 3 & 4 – Revolutions: Russia | Content Knowledge
2.2 'What is to be done?' about improving Student
Writing
Maddi Schmidt, St Francis Xavier College
BYOD | General | Classroom Ideas
2.3 Profaning the Mysteries: The Philosophy, Pharmakon
and Cultural Forces that formed Athenian Elites

Raquel Fenby and Christopher Parkinson, Suzanne Cory High School
VCE Units 3 & 4 – Ancient History: Greece | Content Knowledge
2.4 Preparing for the 2022-2026 Study Design
Ashley Keith Pratt, Melbourne Girls Grammar
General | Classroom Ideas
2.5 Communism and Capitalism in the Interwar Period
Ian Lyell, Camberwell Girls Grammar School
VCE Units 1 & 2 – Twentieth Century History | Classroom Ideas
2.6 Australia's Involvement in the Vietnam War and
Equality for Women
Jo Leech, Carey Baptist Grammar School
BYOD | VCE Unit 4 – Australian History | Classroom Ideas
2.7 Creating Student Engagement in VCE History Revolutions
Sophia Marsden-Smith, Williamstown High School and Amanda Stefancic, Wesley College
VCE Units 3 & 4 – Revolutions | Classroom Ideas
2.8 French Revolution – Why are we still confused about its Causes?
Dr Darius von Güttner, The University of Melbourne
VCE Units 3 & 4 – Revolutions: France | Content Knowledge
2.9 Did Black Lives Matter in the French Revolution?
Dr Katrina Burge, The University of Melbourne
VCE Units 3 & 4 – Revolutions: France | Content Knowledge
2.10 Afghanistan: A Rise and Fall of Ideologies
Aaron Carassiti, Mentone Grammar
VCE Units 1 & 2 – Twentieth Century History | Content Knowledge
This session has been cancelled due to insufficient registrations.
12.40 pm – 1.00 pm DISCOVER RESOURCES AND SERVICES
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm SESSION 3: Please choose one examination report or the VCE History Cultural Organisation Experience from this session.
3.1 VCE Australian History – Examination Reports
Pauline Westmore, VCAA Deputy Assessor
This session will not be recorded.
3.2 VCE Ancient History – Examination Reports
Jeremy Daly, VCAA Chief Assessor

This session will not be recorded.
3.3 VCE Revolutions – Examination Reports
Deborah Erikson, VCAA Chief Assessor

This session will not be recorded.
3.4 Cultural Organisation Experience
Hellenic Museum, Old Treasury Building and Sovereign Hill Museum
Join experts online who will showcase how their virtual tours or resources or a visit to their setting can support teachers and students with their VCE studies.
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm SOCIAL HOUR – NETWORKING DRINKS FOR CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

Catch up with old friends and make new connections during Zoom Virtual Drinks. Why not make a coffee and some nibbles and let HTAV introduce you to new friends and colleagues?


Sponsors & partners

  • Education Victoria - Sponsor Logo
  • National History Challenge - Sponsor Logo
  • Latitude Group Travel

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