The National History Challenge is a nationally recognised competition where students are the historians. This year MoAD wants students to research and creatively respond to the question – does democracy make for a better world?
Get started by registering your school at the National History Challenge website.
Why you and your students should get involved
- There is no entry fee for the National History Challenge.
- Participation can form part of student assessment. Alternatively you may have existing assessment tasks which can be submitted as entries.
- Students can enter individually or in groups (4 people maximum) making it an ideal whole class project or extension activity.
- Every student who attempts historical research relating to the theme is entitled to a participation certificate.
- Teachers who facilitate participation will receive a certificate to add to their professional development portfolio at the completion of the challenge.
The Museum of Australian Democracy special category links to four learning areas in the Australian Curriculum.
- Humanities and Social Sciences (F-6/7 HASS)
- Civics and Citizenship
In general students will
- Use and evaluate a range of primary and secondary sources. A primary document study forms part of the requirements for entries.
- Demonstrate effective written communication skills, creativity and problem-solving.
- Evaluate others’ views in order to develop and argue their own.
- Reference written and visual material used in their entries.