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The History Council is delighted to announce that it has been advised of funding for the next three years (2015, 2016 and 2017) of the History Roadshow. This funding comes through the Strategic Partnerships Program of the Department of Education and Training (formerly the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development) of the Victorian Government.

What is the History Roadshow?

Click HERE for more information about this long-running and successful program.

How has the program operated in the past?

Click HERE to download the 2014 briefing document for schools as a PDF. Please note, however, that increased funding for 2015 and the following two years means that the Brief is now (summer, 2014-15) being substantially revised to reflect an expanded program of seven tours in 2015.  

What did previous tours offer?

Highly experienced university lecturers have given dynamic presentations directly relevant to the VCE history curriculum in Twentieth Century History, Revolutions and Australian History.  Click HERE to see details of the program in previous years. Participating teachers commented:

  • The presenter was so knowledgable and engaging.
  • The presenter's energy and enthusiasm was infectious and he provided a realistic perspective.
  • A wonderful overview of the successes of the time period.
  • A variety of primary sources provided.
  • I liked the lecture style presentation and providing a taste of university life.
  • Ideas / views / approach of a different teacher.
  • The presentation was good for reinforcing information as well as providing new insights.
  • A fantastic opportunity for students to access information from leading academics which is not available elsewhere.

Interested in participating in 2015?

We are currently (summer, 2014-15) seeking hosts for the seven tours in 2015. A host school must be located in a regional centre outside the Melbourne metropolitan area, and should:

> Be teaching at least two VCE History subjects in 2015

Have at least two large venues available for parallel sessions throughout the day - preferably with data-projection equipment available

> Be willing for other schools in the region to attend the History Roadshow at its premises

> Nominate a teacher to liaise with our Executive Officer  by email and phone, so that the tour can be organised efficiently 

It is also helpful if a host school can provide:

> Car-parking spaces for the presenters   

> A light lunch for the presenters and teachers from participating schools

Click here to download a PDF flyer calling for expressions of interest and suitable for sharing with colleagues as the basis for discussion.

For more information and to register your interest in hosting and / or attending a History Roadshow event in 2015, please contact:

Margaret Birtley
Executive Officer, History Council of Victoria Inc

Mobile:   0418 814 957

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Associate Professor Adrian Jones from La Trobe University,
presenting at Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College

The History Roadshow is developed and delivered by the History Council of Victoria with funding from the Victorian Government's Department of Education and Training (formerly the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development) Strategic Partnerships Program.