Teaching Primary History Through Role-Play

Key Information

Cost (GST free)
Early bird: $150
Standard: $175
Pre-service and casual teachers: $135
Wednesday 19 June 2019
9am registration for 9.30am - 3.30pm

About the course

Each course provides five hours of NESA QTC Registered PD.

This professional development day for primary teachers explores practical ways to teach skills and concepts through role-play.

Participants will be taken through current research into the value of using role-play to teach History. They will model and actively participate in successful role-play strategies for the classroom such as ‘teacher in role’, ‘hot seat’, ‘freeze frames’ and ‘role on the wall’.

Time will be dedicated to reflection and open discussion on ways to integrate role-play strategies into their lessons. 

Participants will receive a range of handouts, reading material and references to support them in implementing role-play strategies in the classroom.

The course includes:

Engaging students through role-play

  • The value of using role-play to teach History
  • Forms of role-play
  • Case studies using role-play

Source-based role-play in teaching History

  • SLM education programs featuring role-play
  • Sources, props and reproductions
  • Curator, Elizabeth Farm: Building role-play from historical sources

Experiencing source-based role-play strategies

  • Three key strategies
  • Reflection and discussion
  • Effectiveness of role-play for engagement and learning
  • Classroom adaptations and application
  • Resources to support the use of role-play in implementing the K-10 History syllabus

Curriculum links:

History K-10 Syllabus

Historical concepts and skills:

  • Perspectives
  • Empathetic understanding
  • Analysis and use of sources
  • Explanation and communication

Completing each course in the Sydney Living Museums Teaching History in the primary classroom program will contribute 2 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.

Meeting Point

Elizabeth Farm

70 Alice Street, Rosehill, NSW 2142
Bookings +61 2 8239 2211

For more information, please contact SLM Learning: learningteam@slm.com.au

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