New to Teaching History Levels 7-10 and the Victorian Curriculum - 19 Mar 24

This event is aimed at pre-service teachers and teachers unfamiliar with Levels 7–10 History who are possibly teaching history at these levels for the first time. Experienced teachers who feel they need more guidance with the curriculum, assessment ideas and resources may also find this event worthwhile.

Tuesday 19 March 2024, 12.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Yarra Valley Grammar, Kalinda Road, Ringwood
Register to secure your place before Wednesday 13 March 2024

Non HTAV Member $160
HTAV Individual Member (metro) $96 40% off the non-member rate
HTAV Individual Member (country) $80 50% off the non-member rate
HTAV School Member (metro) $120 25% off the non-member rate
HTAV School Member (country) $104 35% off the non-member rate
HTAV Pre-service Teacher Member $32 80% off the non-member rate

* All prices include GST. Country rates apply to members who live more than 50 km from the Melbourne CBD.

HTAV ABN: 44 005 739 239


12.00 pm – 12.30 pm Registration
12.30 pm – 12.35 pm Welcome and Housekeeping
12.35 pm – 1.20 pm

Session 1:
Introducing the Victorian Curriculum: History 7–10

Adam Brodie-McKenzie, Curriculum Manager (History and Civics), Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

This session will present an introduction to the Victorian Curriculum: History 7–10. Firstly, this session will provide an explanation of the structure of the Victorian Curriculum, some advice on developing a learning program and a discussion on the importance of the Historical Concepts and Skills strand. Secondly, this session will focus on assessing principles through an exploration of Achievement Standards, Indicative Progress and the development of assessment tasks.

1.20 pm – 1.40 pm Afternoon break (light refreshments)
1.40 pm – 3.10 pm Session 2:

Teach, Learn, History, Repeat
Alexis Watson, Norwood Secondary College

The Victorian Curriculum 7–10 History offers a wide variety of engaging topics which aim to challenge and inspire our students. From early civilisations to conflicts, revolutions and human rights, the curriculum provides opportunities for students to explore, investigate, debate and question.

In this session, Alexis will cover:

  • mapping a level 7–10 History course that fulfills the requirements of the Victorian Curriculum
  • strategies for delivering a great deal of content, whilst still focusing on skill development
  • tips and tricks for the classroom to support your academically diverse learners.

By the end of the session, attendees will walk away with:

  • approaches to plan and deliver content in line with the Victorian Curriculum
  • strategies to differentiate content efficiently for a wide range of abilities
  • the confidence to teach skills across all levels of History so that students are properly prepared for the senior years, and
  • a wide range of resources to engage students in history.

Alexis Watson is an experienced teacher of History and English and she is currently the Director of Curriculum at Norwood Secondary College. Alexis served on the HTAV Board from 2011–2019 and has presented at HTAV Annual Conferences focusing on Literacy, writing in History and curriculum development.

3.10 pm – 3.30 pm

Session 3:
The ‘Best Bits’ of Teaching 7–10 History

Experienced History teachers will share their favourite things about teaching History at levels 7–10. This pre-recorded video will highlight some ‘best bits’ that can support your teaching and will be made available to registered participants to view again after the event.

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Please note: The views and advice presented at HTAV events are not necessarily the views of HTAV. Teachers should use their professional judgement to decide whether to implement or apply what they learn.

Some presenters may use modified extracts from the Victorian Curriculum F–10. These may include the work of other authors. The VCAA does not endorse nor verify the accuracy of the information provided and accepts no responsibility for incomplete or inaccurate information. You can find the most up to date version of the Victorian Curriculum at

Event Location: Yarra Valley Grammar
Registrations Open: 11 Jan 24 9:00 AM
Registrations Close: 13 Mar 24 12:10 PM

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