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.
154 reviews
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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

There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (NSW) at this time.

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

4.9

Latest Reviews

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Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
24/05/2017

Very practical,good strategies.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
by Paul Barnes on 24/05/2017
Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
by Alexis Clarke on 24/05/2017

Great information and helpful advice in relation to the syllabus and changes to the syllabus.Thanks!

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
by Connie Mamone on 24/05/2017
Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
by Amelia Hollis on 24/05/2017

Very useful a mix of lectures and discussion. Great resources and meaningful activities to utilize in the classroom.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
by Cameron Evans on 24/05/2017

I got a lot of ideas to implement into my classroom practise. The content was engaging and easy to understand. The reviewing of samples was fantastic and very helpful, demonstrating I was marking accordingly.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
24/05/2017

Excellent and accessible content. Interesting strategies – useful to improve student engagement. May have been useful to have access to resource file before course to allow access throughout.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
by Lynda Anvieh on 24/05/2017

Great that Kim spent time on new syllabus.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
24/05/2017

Very informative,practical and useful.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
by Carla Drummond on 24/05/2017
Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
24/05/2017

Great content and some good ideas of strategies and sequencing.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
by Daniel Collette on 24/05/2017

Lots of good ideas for teaching and learning activities.Marking criteria activities were difficult but very informative. Presenter was comfortable and easy to understand.

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
by Bianca Tsimnadis on 24/05/2017

Very helpful and practical tips for new teachers. Great balance of content delivery and audience participation. Very well executed!

Ancient History for New Subject Teachers
24/05/2017

Fantastic!

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.


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’.