Teacher Professional Development Program

Teaching History in the primary classroom


Sydney Living Museums offers professional development for primary teachers. Delivered by expert museum educators and curators, our courses provide five hours of NESA QTC Registered PD and explores practical strategies for teaching History that you can take back to your own classroom.  

Each course provides:

  • strategies and techniques developed from a relevant selection of skills and concepts from the new K–10 History syllabus
  • learning activities and outcomes framed and underpinned by a historical inquiry approach
  • valuable approaches that encourage students to practise working as historians rather than simply learning about historical content
  • an engaging mix of theory and hands-on practice
  • take-home resources for classroom implementation. 

Special event

Teacher preview event: Hyde Park Barracks

We invite teachers to a special FREE event at the newly refurbished Hyde Park Barracks on Thu 5 Mar at 5pm.

2020 course topics and dates 

Tuesday 28 July

Inquiry Based Learning Through Objects

Thursday 22 October

Place Based Inquiry Learning


Early Bird $150

Standard $175

Pre-service and casual teachers $135

Repeat participant $135


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.