Introducing the New Ancient and Modern History Syllabuses: Focus on Year 11

All three courses are now full.

Overview

Session 1 clarifies features of the new Stage 6 Ancient and Modern History syllabuses, through an analysis of new directions in course rationales, new content areas and assessment requirements. It also explains the more explicit emphasis on historical thinking through the use of historical concepts and skills and their integration into course outcomes.

Session 2 offers workshops devoted to new content areas and resources and discussion of effective teaching and assessment strategies for Year 11 students.

Session 3 requires participants to work in pairs or small groups to apply knowledge and understanding gained from Sessions 1 and 2 to plan a scope and sequence for Years 11 - 12, then focus on developing a teaching program for Year 11 (or reviewing and refining an existing program) that incorporates mandatory and selected content, addresses appropriate outcomes and integrates relevant assessment activities.

Accreditation

Completing a Introducing the New Ancient and Modern History Syllabuses: Focus on Year 11 course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 5.1.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Target Participants

Teachers of Year 11 Ancient and/or Modern History who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the new Stage 6 History syllabuses in preparation for implementation for Year 11 in 2018.

Delivery

There will be a range of plenary, workshop and small group delivery modes.

Presentations will alert participants to new features of the syllabuses, including new content areas, assessment requirements and the more explicit emphasis on the use of key historical concepts and skills.

Workshop activities will require participants to apply knowledge and understanding gained in the plenary presentations to develop (or review and refine) a Year 11 teaching program ready for 2018.