VCE Unit 2: Twentieth Century History, Global Empires, Ancient Egypt and Ancient China - 8 Jun 17

Date:
Thursday, 8 June 2017

Time:
9.00 am – 12.30 pm

Venue:
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Vic.

Registrations close: Monday, 5 June 2017

Prices: (GST inclusive)

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Non-HTAV Member: $165

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PROGRAM
8.30 am – 9.00 am

Registration

9.00 am – 9.10 am
Welcome

9.10 am – 10.40 am
: Session 1

Please choose one workshop from the following sessions.

VCE Unit 2: Twentieth Century History
A.
Area of Study 1: Competing Ideologies – Teaching the Cold War in Unit 2.
Natalie Shephard, Glenvale School
This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the content sharing practical advice and strategies for a skills-based approach to teaching Unit 2. Suggested learning activities as well as examples of assessments will be included in this session.

VCE Unit 2: Global Empires
B. Area of Study 1: Establishing Colonial America
Ashley Keith Pratt, Melbourne Girls Grammar School
This session will focus on the establishment of colonies by different empires, with a particular focus on the English colonies of North America. The session will explore why the colonies were established and how they operated in relation to the mother country in addition to the experiences of the colonisers and the native populations of the region. It will also explore different teaching resources available to educators and sample assessment tasks that illustrate how to address the Study Design requirements. This session will also focus on how to use the content of this period to help develop students’ historical thinking skills in preparation for Units 3 and 4.

VCE Unit 2: Ancient Egypt
C. Area of Study 1: Ideas for New and Experienced Ancient History Teachers
Eric Ryan, Methodist Ladies’ College
Whether you are currently teaching Unit 2: Ancient Egypt or new to the subject, this session will assist with unit planning and course development. During the session we will look at forms of assessment and resources, and share ideas for the classroom.

VCE Unit 2: Ancient China
D. Area of Study 1: 1900 BCE to 221 BCE – Fitting the Pieces Together
Trevor Sowdon, Education Consultant and Author
This session will look at the rise and eventual unification of a unique civilisation and culture, examining the development of the Chinese characters, officialdom and belief systems. Trevor will also discuss the modern Chinese love–hate attitude to unification under the Qin.

10.40 am – 11.00 am
Morning Tea

11.00 am – 12.30 pm:
Session 2

Please choose one workshop from the following sessions.

VCE Unit 2: Twentieth Century History
E. Area of Study 2: Challenge and Change in the Twentieth Century – Beyond the Obvious
Dr Catherine Hart, Flinders Christian Community College
This session will explore a range of concept-based strategies and assessments to engage students in Area of Study 2 – Challenge and Change. Drawing on four specific topics – decolonisation in the Asia–Pacific, terrorism, the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and the civil rights movement in the United States – you will explore a range of ways to scaffold students’ understanding of changing attitudes towards race, religion, war, gender, religion and human rights. This is a resource-rich session and you are encouraged to bring a device with wi-fi capability so you can immediately access a host of digital resources to complement this session.

VCE Unit 2: Global Empires
F. Area of Study 2: Challenges and Rivalry in the New World
Scott Hetherington, Distance Education Centre of Victoria
The English colonists of North America faced two major challenges in establishing their societies. Firstly, negotiation and survival on the periphery of the indigenous nations and, secondly, the proximity of European rivals who contested for trade and territory. These tensions culminated in the Seven Years’ War, which was fought on a global stage from North America to India. While the war removed Britain’s rivals from their territories across the Atlantic, the aftermath of victory gave its colonists new ideas about their own identity.

This session will examine how the British colonies in North America negotiated their position with the first nations and New France. We will also look at the conflicts that were the result of the growing British population of the thirteen colonies and the attempts by the home government to control their economic life. Finally, we will examine the effects of the Seven Years’ War on American identity up to the eve of the War of Independence. The session will also include a focus on the use of VCAA historical thinking skills in designing student activities.

VCE Unit 2: Ancient Egypt
G. Area of Study 2: Ideas for New and Experienced Ancient History Teachers
Eric Ryan, Methodist Ladies’ College
Whether you are currently teaching Unit 2: Ancient Egypt or new to the subject, this session will assist with unit planning and course development. During the session we will look at forms of assessment and resources, and share ideas for the classroom.

VCE Unit 2: Ancient China
H. Area of Study 2: 221 BCE to 220 CE – From Qin to the Mighty Han
Trevor Sowdon, Education Consultant and Author
This session will cover how the significant physical achievements of the Qin came with a suppression of intellectual freedom. It will then move on to the glory of the Han Dynasty (which gave its name to the major Chinese ethnic group) and then to the rise of Confucianism as the major Chinese belief system. The Records of the Grand Historian will also be examined for reliability.

12.30 pm – 1.00 pm (Optional Session)

Introduction to the World War I: Love and Sorrow Exhibition

Liz Suda, Melbourne Museum
Here is an opportunity to visit the World War I: Love & Sorrow exhibition, which is on at the Melbourne Museum for the duration of the commemoration period. A mother awaiting the return of her son; brothers from Tyers River fighting on the Western Front; a Jewish German soldier on the other side — the stories of World War I soldiers and their families remain profoundly affecting. Experience these moving stories and consider how empathy for people who lived in the past can be developed in your history teaching.

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