Solving the Crowded Curriculum 7–10 Bairnsdale - 31 May 17

Online registrations have now closed. Please contact Jo Clyne at if you are still interested in attending this event by Friday, 19 May 2017.

Secondary schools are now updating their Geography and History curriculums for Years 7–10. Expert teachers from the GTAV and the HTAV will show you how to achieve this.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Nagle College,
20 Hope Avenue,
Bairnsdale, Victoria.

9.30 am–2.30 pm (Registration: 9.00 am–9.30 am)


Registrations close Tuesday, 16 May 2017.

HTAV ABN: 44 005 739 239


9.30 am–9.45 am
Update on the New Curriculum for 7–10

Stephen Latham, GTAV; Jo Clyne, HTAV

Session 1: 9.45 am–10.30 am
The Missing Men of Fromelles
Lambis Englezos
Join Lambis for the compelling story of the disappearance of more than 200 Australian soldiers during the 1917 Battle of Fromelles and the unfurling of a history mystery that led to their identification and recovery almost a century later. Please bring your device (i.e. laptop or smartphone) to this session.

Lambis Englezos is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker. His incredible archaeological discovery of the ‘Missing Men of Fromelles’ has been featured on ‘60 Minutes’, ABC’s ‘Talking Heads’, numerous news reports and at The Australian War Memorial. His presentation has been supported by the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.

10.30 am–10.45 am
Morning Tea

Session 2: 10.45 am–11.30 am
Exploring Australian History Mysteries for Secondary Students

Tim and Tricia Gurry, Ryebuck Media
Tim and Tricia Gurry will demonstrate the content, pedagogy and learning outcomes of the subscription-based Australian History Mysteries secondary website produced in partnership with the National Museum of Australia. The website currently contains eighteen case studies comprising a wealth of video, print and interactive content with more under development. The case studies are especially relevant to Years 7–10 and adopt an inquiry-learning approach that encourages historical skills development, including equipping students with the capacity to develop historical thinking and imagination. Please bring your device (i.e. laptop or smartphone) to this session. You will be provided with a free seven-day subscription to the website.

Session 3: 11.30 am–12.30 pm
History: Ready to Go Resources
and Innovative Technology for the History and Geography Classroom
Jo Clyne, HTAV
Humanities classrooms are the perfect platforms for students and teachers to challenge themselves and use innovative technologies to enrich each topic. In this session, Jo will showcase examples of student work, share free pre-made resources and teach you how to use a few of her favourite apps. Please bring your device (i.e. tablet or smartphone) to this session.

12.30 pm–1.30 pm

Session 4: 1.30 pm–2.30 pm
Geography: Fun and Engaging Ways of Teaching and Promoting Geography

Stephen Latham, GTAV
Do students at your school think Geography is boring? Do you need to boost your numbers in the senior years? Get some practical and useful ideas to help improve engagement in Geography in Years 7–9 and promote Geography at your school. Lots of examples of engaging activities will be presented, which cover a range of year levels in the new Victorian Curriculum.

Event Location: Nagle College
Registrations Open: 6 Apr 17 3:00 PM
Registrations Close: 16 May 17 5:00 PM

Registrations are closed

Sponsors & partners

  • Latitude Group Travel
  • Anzac Prize
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  • National History Challenge - Sponsor Logo
  • The Simpsons Prize - Sponsor Logo

NOTE: Indigenous Australians are advised that the HTAV website may include images or names of people now deceased.