Ancient History is now the most popular HSC History course in NSW and the demand for teachers conversant in the subject is steadily increasing. This one day course will provide teachers new to the subject with ideas, inspiration and resources that can be applied in the classroom. During the course of the day participants will be provided with an overview of a well designed course of study for the Preliminary and HSC Ancient History course as well as detailed exploration of a number of individual Case Studies and the Core. The course will also provide opportunities for developing assessment tasks and marking criteria; as well as sample marking. Teachers attending will have access to extensive teaching notes, to use in the classroom.
Teachers who are about to teach Ancient History or who have one to two years experience teaching the subject.
This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.
|17/05/2017||Sydney CBD||Places available||$339 + GST||Enrol Now|
1 hour and 30 minutes
• Content: designing a unit of work
• Skills: Source Analysis
1 hour and 40 minutes
• Content: Teaching Ideas and Strategies
• Skills: Source Analysis, Essay and analytical writing
1 hour and 30 minutes
• Setting Assessment Tasks and Marking Criteria
• Sample Marking
• Feedback and Questions
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Great information, especially working responses. Would be good to do two courses: Prelim and HSC.
Extremely useful especially with resources provided and the clarity of all the information.
Provided excellent resources.Chance to discuss what other teachers were doing was very useful.
Great ideas for practical activities but would be more useful to do before beginning to teach Ancient. Feels like I’ve learned some of these things the hard way through the experience of term 1 and 2.
Some of the content, e.g: assessment tasks and marking criteria, are more designed for new or beginning teachers. Wealth of resources provided. Some interesting strategies with purpose.
A very good overview of the main components of the AH course. Good tips and advice.
Informative. Information relevant. Suggested activities helped provide new ways to approach the subject.
Very comprehensive. Good resources, helpful for networking. Sample marking and marking guidelines most helpful.
Course was very straight forward, hands on, relevant and interactive.
Great resources and discussion. Kim had a wealth of knowledge and great ways with unsure new teachers.
Resources are fantastic. Great day overall. Really helpful to have a small group where we can interact.
Extremely relevant especially discussing what HSC topics to select and linking of topics and resources. Explanation of strategies was wonderful. Enjoyed the marking exercises.
Very well presented. Knowledgeable presenter.
Really good useful information. More focused on mixed ability/lower ability would be great.
Some good, practical information and resources.
Very helpful discussions. Very well led by an experienced teacher. Helpful having access to resources. Good variety of experiences.
Great range of resources and very interactive.
So helpful and practical. This was just what I needed.
Great. Resources plus modelling.
Kim has been a Head of Department for 10 years. She has experience in leading a very small department of 4 history teachers and more recently a very large department of 17 HSIE teachers (History, Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies, Geography and Studies of Religion). She is an experienced teacher of junior and senior History and has delivered many professional development courses. In 2005, Kim was recognized with a NSW Quality Teacher Award. More recently she has been awarded a doctorate from Macquarie University, her research focused on historical fiction for children and young adult readers. She has a number of publications including, her book, ‘Re-visioning Historical Fiction for Young Readers: The Past Through Modern Eyes’.