Teacher Professional Development Program

Teaching History in the Primary classroom


Sydney Living Museums is now offering a series of professional development days for Primary teachers that explore practical ways to teach skills and concepts and build historical inquiry into lessons for Primary students

We will share strategies and approaches to teaching history in the museum that you can take back to your own classroom, including using objects and role-play. The sessions explore how to generate great questions, devise effective source analysis activities and scaffold for students the process of taking evidence uncovered in sources and forming an explanation about people, places and events in the past.

2017 courses

There are four courses available in 2017:

Friday 21 April

Teaching Primary History through Objects

Thursday 13 July

Teaching Primary History through Place

Tuesday 19 September

Teaching Primary History through Role-play

Wednesday 29 November

Teaching Primary History through Museums


Standard $175

Early Bird $150

Pre-service Casual Teachers $135

Bookings will open Term 1, 2017


Completing each course in the Sydney Living Museums Teaching History in the Primary Classroom program will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD, addressing 2.1.2, 3.4.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.