Solving the Crowded Curriculum 7–10 Horsham - 16 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.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

St Brigid's College,
97 Robinson Street,
Horsham, Victoria, 3400.

9.30 am–2.00 pm (Registration: 9.00 am–9.30 am)


Registrations have now closed for this event. Please contact Jo Clyne at with any queries.

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
Country, Heritage, Traditional Ownership and Native Title

Darren Griffin, Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
Darren is an archaeologist and the Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) Manager at Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, the local Registered Native Title Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) for the Horsham area. In his presentation Darren will explain the current legislative frameworks regarding Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management, Native Title and Traditional Owner agreements within Victoria through an exploration of the history of these concepts and the social movements that produced them.

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
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.

12.30 pm–1.00 pm

Session 4: 1.00 pm–2.00 pm
History: On Not Reinventing the Wheel

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. Resources include free books, documentaries, online exhibitions and easily accessible primary sources.

Event Location: St Brigid's College - Horsham
Registrations Open: 23 Oct 17 11:50 AM
Registrations Close: 13 Nov 17 11:55 PM

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