Welcome to the Australian History Competition Website
The Australian History Competition is prepared by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia and run in conjunction with The Giant Classroom. While a primary goal has been to provide an interesting and challenging competition for students, we also see this as an opportunity to support teachers in the implementation of the new Australian Curriculum: History. It is an opportunity to provide a quality resource that demonstrates approaches to the assessment of knowledge, skills and understandings and promotes a broad view of history.
In 2012 the Year 10 Competition ran for the second time and the Year 8 Competition ran for the first time.
See News for a list of students who gained the highest mark in each state or territory
See 2012 Evaluation for an evaluation of the 2012 competition
See Sample Questions for a selection of questions from the 2011 competition
In 2013 the competition will be offered at two levels:
A Year 10 competition will be broadly based on the Australian Curriculum: History for years 9&10
A Year 8 competition will be broadly based on the Australian Curriculum: History for years 7&8
Each competition will present 50 multiple choice questions. The questions will focus on key elements of the Australian Curriculum: History – sound historical knowledge, historical skills and historical understandings. While directed towards students who have studied history, they may be suitable for students who have studied subjects that incorporate a strong history component.
Both competitions will run on Wednesday 29 May 2013.
Key Dates for 2013
24 October 2012 Entry/Registration opens
12 April 2013 Entry/Registration closes
29 May 2013 Both competitions will run
The History Teachers' Association of Australia and the Giant Classroom would like to acknowledge the generous support of our 2012 sponsors:
Circle - The Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity and Leadership in Education
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Cambridge University Press
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