Ancient History for New Subject Teachers

Kim Wilson
My passions are History & Leadership
A great introductory course to teaching Ancient History. We will cover key content, skills and assessment. There will be plenty of resources for you to take away.
Target Audience
Teachers who are about to teach Ancient History or who have one to two years experience teaching the subject.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

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.

Audience

Teachers who are about to teach Ancient History or who have one to two years experience teaching the subject.

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
17/05/2017 Sydney CBD Places available $339 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers

5 hours

Session 1: Preliminary Course - Teaching Ideas and Strategies

1 hour and 30 minutes

• Content: designing a unit of work
• Skills: Source Analysis

Session 2: HSC Course - Teaching Ideas and Strategies

1 hour and 40 minutes

• Content: Teaching Ideas and Strategies
• Skills: Source Analysis, Essay and analytical writing

Session 3: Assessment and Marking

1 hour and 30 minutes

• Setting Assessment Tasks and Marking Criteria
• Sample Marking
• Feedback and Questions

User Rating

4.8

Latest Reviews

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Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
05/06/2015

Great information, especially working responses. Would be good to do two courses: Prelim and HSC.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
by Haralambia Papapandos on 05/06/2015

Extremely useful especially with resources provided and the clarity of all the information.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
05/06/2015

Provided excellent resources.Chance to discuss what other teachers were doing was very useful.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
05/06/2015

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.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
05/06/2015

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.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
05/06/2015

A very good overview of the main components of the AH course. Good tips and advice.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
05/06/2015

Informative. Information relevant. Suggested activities helped provide new ways to approach the subject.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
by Giillian Brooks on 05/06/2015

Very comprehensive. Good resources, helpful for networking. Sample marking and marking guidelines most helpful.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
by Gloria Alwan on 05/06/2015

Course was very straight forward, hands on, relevant and interactive.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
by Matthew Humphry on 05/06/2015

Great resources and discussion. Kim had a wealth of knowledge and great ways with unsure new teachers.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
05/06/2015

Resources are fantastic. Great day overall. Really helpful to have a small group where we can interact.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
05/06/2015

Extremely relevant especially discussing what HSC topics to select and linking of topics and resources. Explanation of strategies was wonderful. Enjoyed the marking exercises.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
05/06/2015

Very well presented. Knowledgeable presenter.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
05/06/2015

Great resources!

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
05/06/2015

Really good useful information. More focused on mixed ability/lower ability would be great.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
by Tim Williams on 05/06/2015

Some good, practical information and resources.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
05/06/2015

Very helpful discussions. Very well led by an experienced teacher. Helpful having access to resources. Good variety of experiences.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
by Samantha Pace on 05/06/2015

Great range of resources and very interactive.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
05/06/2015

So helpful and practical. This was just what I needed.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
05/06/2015

Great. Resources plus modelling.


About the team


Kim Wilson

Creator

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’.