Entries can be presented in the following formats:
- Research essay (individual)
- Performance (individual or group)
- Three-Dimensional model (individual or group)
- Multi-media (individual or group)
Focus on one key event or issue and include evidence from a primary document. You must use at least one primary document such as a speech or letter to support your entry.
Remember, the National History Challenge rules say that you need to use a variety of primary and secondary sources.
Full competition information including word length, presentation, referencing and registration is available from the National History Challenge website.
Consider why it’s important…
- How did the event/issue impact on Australia?
- What was the significance of the event?
- What does it tell us about Australia’s democracy?
- How did people in Australia and the world react at the time?
Put it into context…
- What happened before the event/issue?
- What were the outcomes or implications for Australia and the world?
- Are there links to contemporary issues?
- Does it have continuing relevance to today?
Use at least one primary document in your research
- Clearly describe the document
- What is it?
- Where is it from?
- How is it relevant to the theme?
- Consider – does the document tell the whole story or is it biased?
- Use the document along with secondary sources to give evidence supporting your entry