2024 Queensland History Week


20 May – 24 May 2024

Dear Queensland History Teachers,

Get your diaries marked because History Week is just around the corner! From 20th to 24th May, we’re gearing up for a statewide celebration of all things history, and we want you and your school to be a part of it.

It’s a time to ignite curiosity, inspire learning, and have a whole lot of fun while doing it.

We encourage all teachers of History to join in and host History Week events in your schools. Whether you’re a seasoned historian or just dipping your toes into the world of the past, there’s something for everyone.

To support your efforts, the Queensland History Teachers Association (QHTA) will be providing a range of activities and resources that schools can use to enrich their History Week experience. Schools are also encouraged to come up with their own creative ideas to make History Week memorable.

But wait, there’s more! QHTA is holding a History Week Spirit Competition, where schools have the chance to showcase their creativity, enthusiasm, and commitment to history education. We’re inviting all participating schools to document their History Week activities and share them on our Facebook page using the hashtag #HistoryWeekAust.


Here’s how it works:

  • Host History Week events at your school from 20th to 24th May, making sure to capture the excitement and engagement of students and staff.
  • Document your History Week activities through photos, videos, or written descriptions.
  • Share your content on our QHTA Facebook page using the hashtag #HistoryWeekAust. Be sure to tag your school and encourage others to like, comment, and share!

The school that demonstrates the most History Week spirit, creativity, and community engagement will be awarded a fantastic prize. That’s not all – we’ll also invite the winning school to receive their prize and be recognised at the upcoming State Conference, where they’ll have the chance to share their History Week journey with educators from across Queensland.

This competition is not only a chance to showcase the incredible work happening in your school but also an opportunity to inspire others and foster a love for history in our communities.

So, rally your students and staff, unleash your creativity, and let’s make History Week 20-24th May an unforgettable celebration of our shared past!

Celebrate History Week with these 5 Ideas!

Looking for ways to make History Week unforgettable at your school? Here are 5 ideas to get you started:

  • Historical Dress-Up Day: Let students and staff step back in time by dressing up as historical figures or in attire from different historical periods.
  • Library Displays: Transform your school library into a historical exhibition with displays featuring artefacts, books, and information about significant historical events.
  • Guest Speaker Sessions: Invite historians, authors, or community members with knowledge about local history to give talks or presentations to students.
  • Interactive Workshops: Organise hands-on workshops where students can engage in activities such as historical re-enactments, artefact replicas, or traditional crafts from different time periods.
  • Film Screenings: Host screenings of historical films or documentaries related to the curriculum, followed by discussions to deepen understanding about historical events.

Let’s make History Week one to remember! #HistoryWeekAust

Teacher History Week Activities

22 May 2024 – History TeachMeet Online during Queensland History Week

Looking for high energy ideas to get your students thinking – and loving – History? Want to celebrate History through incursions, excursions, at subject selection time? Or bring energy and inspiration to your classroom everyday? So join us online for lots of quick-fire ideas, all in 60 minutes – everyone welcome!

When: Wednesday 22 May 2024 | 4.30pm to 5.30pm AEST. Cost: Free. Enquiries: Louise Brown lbrown@stmargarets.qld.edu.au

Register: //www.stmargarets.qld.edu.au/teachmeet