Solving the Crowded Curriculum F–6 Horsham - 15 Nov 17

Primary schools are now updating their curriculums to include Geography and History as essential learning areas for Years F–6. Expert teachers from the GTAV and the HTAV will show you how this can be achieved.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Holy Trinity Lutheran School
25 Trinity Drive
Horsham Vic 3400

4.00 pm–7.00 pm (Registration: 3.30 pm-4.00 pm)


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

HTAV ABN: 44 005 739 239


4.00 pm–4.15 pm
Update on the New Victorian Curriculum for F–6

Stephen Latham, GTAV; Jo Clyne, HTAV

Session 1: 4.15 pm–5.15 pm
Geography: Teaching Geography F–6 and Accessing Great Resources
Stephen Latham, GTAV
The workshop will introduce Geography F­–6 units in the new Victorian Curriculum 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 F–6. Advice on integrating fieldwork, Google Earth and other digital technologies will also be provided.

Session 2: 5.15 pm–5.45 pm
Exploring Australian History Mysteries for Primary Students

Tim and Tricia Gurry, Ryebuck Media
Tim and Tricia will demonstrate the content, pedagogy and learning outcomes of the new subscription-based Australian History Mysteries primary website produced in partnership with the National Museum of Australia. The site offers everything required for online learning, including videos, group activities, freeware, media banks, assessment tasks and interactive decision-makers. It focuses on the Key Inquiry Questions in the Australian Curriculum: History Years 3–6, and provides Extension Case Studies that encourage students to investigate some of the mysteries in Australian History in greater depth and at their respective learning levels. 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: 5.45 pm–7.00 pm
History for Primary Teachers
Jo Clyne, HTAV

This seminar has been developed for primary teachers who would like to improve their knowledge of Australian history and develop their confidence for teaching the Victorian History Curriculum.

Content Covered

  1. Indigenous Community and Country Prior to 1788
    The diversity and longevity of Australia’s first peoples and the significant ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are connected to Country and Place (land, sea, waterways and skies) and the effects on their daily lives. (VCHHK078)
  2. Colonial Victoria in the 1800s
    The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced changing patterns of development, how the environment changed, and aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. (VCHHK089)
  3. Making a Nation
    The significance of key figures and events that led to Australia’s Federation. (VCHHK093)

    Significant contributions of individuals and groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and migrants, to changing Australian society. (VCHHK096)

Registrations Open: 23 Oct 17 11:50 AM
Registrations Close: 13 Nov 17 11:55 PM

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