Session 1 explores the key skills and concepts relevant to both Year 12 Ancient and Modern History. It will provide practical ideas for working with these skills and concepts that can be applied in both courses.
Session 2 offers workshops devoted to mandatory topics in Year 12 Ancient (the Personality Study) and Modern History (the Core: Power and Authority in the Modern World)
Session 3 offers workshops targeting popular and challenging options in Year 12 Ancient and Modern History. These sessions will include discussion of effective teaching and assessment strategies and resources.
Session 4 requires participants to work in small groups to apply knowledge and understanding gained from Sessions 1-3 to analyse teaching programs, assessment strategies and teaching learning activities.
Completing A Closer Look: HSC Ancient and Modern History course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: 2.1.2, 3.2.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Teachers of Year 12 Ancient and/or Modern History who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the Stage 6 History syllabuses and some of its key options.
Teachers who are new to teaching Ancient and/or Modern History.
There will be a range of plenary, workshop and small group delivery modes.
Presentations will explore the key skills and concepts that underpin Year 12 Ancient and Modern History and provide insights into the features and demands of popular topics in both syllabuses.
Workshop activities will require participants to apply knowledge and understanding gained in the plenary presentations to develop (or review and refine) a teaching program.