Agora 2019-3 History Excursions

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History Excursions | Agora vol. 54 no. 3 (2019)

History Excursions

Agora vol. 54 no.3 (2019)

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Reflection Rosalie Triolo

Editorial Katrina Burge

Reflections on the theme

Planning Purposeful Excursions
Peter Hoban and Alice Barnes

Careful planning is the key to making an excursion far more than just a fun day out.

The Shout-Out Project: Connecting to Community through Incursion
Helen Avery and Jessica Vuckovic

Students flourish when they find inspiring stories close to home.
Handout - 'Shout Out' booklet sample

Versailles: The Ultimate ‘French Revs’ Excursion
Andrew A. Pyrcz

Since the time of the Sun King, tourists have been flocking to Versailles to glimpse the glory and later, the defeat, of the Bourbon legacy.

McCrae Cross-Cultural Experience
Michelle Kiag

Traditional owners and the National Trust have worked together to present new ways of understanding a shared past.

Teaching ideas

Celebrating Country: Excursions to Indigenous Sites
Kara Taylor

Australia’s ancient landscape and living Indigenous culture provide a wealth of excursion destinations.

Excursions Made Easy
Nick Adeney

With a bit of planning, excursions can be affordable and achievable for every school.

Excursion Tips from HTAV Members
HTAV Members

We asked HTAV members to share tips and ideas about excursions.

Ancient History Excursion in Melbourne
Christopher Gribbin

An excursion to see Melbourne’s antiquities can help students empathise and engage with ancient cultures.
Handout - Ancient History Excursion template (Word)
Handout - Ancient History Excursion template (pdf)

A Living Chessboard: Make Your Own Medieval World
David Waldron and Paul Michael Donovan

Create your own medieval incursion with these DIY costumes and equipment.
Handout - Template for rook headgear

Marching North to Engage in the Chinese Revolution!
Tom Ryan

Who knew Melbourne was a great destination for a VCE Revolutions China immersion day?
Handout 1 - Excursion flyer
Handout 2 - Sun Yixian summary

Fundraising Ideas for Trips and Travel
Ricky Craw

The right fundraising activities can bring great learning experiences in reach for all school.

Shadows and Sunshine in Europe
Paul Iannazzo

Exploring the worst of humanity can bring out the best in our students.

A Capital Idea: Exploring Australia’s National Institutions in Canberra
Fiona Bowen

Onsite and online, the national institutions in Canberra offer well-resourced, targeted learning opportunities for History students.



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