Solving the Crowded Curriculum 7–10 Geelong - 29 Nov 17

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, 29 November 2017

Geelong Grammar School,
50 Biddlecombe Ave,

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

Free (Morning Tea and Lunch will catered).

Registrations close Friday, 24 November 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
Fun and Engaging Ways of Teaching and Promoting History and Geography
Stephen Latham, GTAV and Jo Clyne, HTAV
Do students at your school think your subject 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 and History in Years 7–10 and promote your subject at your school. Lots of examples of engaging activities will be presented which cover a range of year levels in the Victorian Curriculum.

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.

Session 3: 11.30am–12.30pm
Yingabeal: Exploring Indigenous History and Geography
Jo Clyne, HTAV
Jo will take you through a range of free resources developed by the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria and show you how to minimise your lesson preparation time. This session will focus a resource developed by the HTAV in partnership with Heide Museum of Modern Art to help teachers better prepare for teaching Aboriginal history, culture and geography in years 7-10.

12.30 pm–1.00pm

Session 4: 1.00pm-2.00pm
Geography – Geography Levels 7–10 Resources
Stephen Latham, GTAV
The workshop will introduce each of the eight 7­–10 Geography units and highlight the geographical concepts and skills necessary to provide an engaging learning program. This practical workshop will also showcase a range of resources that are available to teach Geography in 7–10. Advice on integrating fieldwork, Google Earth and other digital technologies will also be provided.

Event Location: Geelong Grammar School
Registrations Open: 14 Nov 17 8:00 AM
Registrations Close: 24 Nov 17 5:00 PM

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