Writing the Project: History Extension Seminar

Join us in 2024 for a NEW seminar that is a follow-up to our successful History Extension 2023 event – but this time, we will be focusing on writing the Project.

This interactive online seminar will be presented by Museums of History NSW and the State Library of NSW.

Run as 90-minute online seminar, there will be two focus areas.

Jonathon Dallimore will help students to whittle down the scope of their research question, refining big ideas into an achievable and tangible focus.

Michelle Kennedy will interrogate high-quality examples of past student’s writing samples, identifying methods to compose a well-structured and engaging major work.

This event is for Stage 6 History Extension students.

Bookings essential. $15 per student or teacher.

Bookings include access to a recording of the seminar.


Jonathon Dallimore is currently working as the Executive Officer (Professional Services) for the History Teachers’ Association of NSW. He is the author of various HSC History texts including Russia and the USSR, 1917 – 41 (HTA NSW, 2020), Conflict in Indochina (Cengage, 2018) and a contributor to the History Extension Resource Book 2nd Ed. (HTA NSW, 2020). Jonathon was a recipient of a NSW Premier’s Scholarship (2016) which took him to Russia for the centenary of the Russian Revolution and an Andrew Dennis Scholarship (UNSW, 2017) which took him to complete fieldwork on the former Thai-Burma Railway. He currently teaches History Methods at the University of New South Wales and the University of Wollongong.

Michelle Kennedy is the current Head of HSIE at North Sydney Girls High School. She has taught Ancient, Modern and Extension History for 25 years and is a regular presenter at HTANSW conferences and HSC study days. Michelle has worked on History Extension syllabus development and program writing for NESA and is a contributor to the History Extension Resource Book 2nd Ed. (HTA NSW, 2020) and HTA Ancient History Study Guide (HTA NSW, 2019). Michelle has 20 years’ experience marking the HSC and was the Supervisor of Marking for History Extension in the period 2018-2023

Virtual seminar
Date & time
Wednesday 6 March, 3.30pm–5pm
90 minutes
Cost (GST free)
$15 per student or teacher
Stage 6 History Extension
The Project History Extension Seminar

The Project: History Extension Seminar Day

This full-day student seminar is presented by Museums of History NSW and the State Library of NSW

Sophie Reid, Producer – Learning Programs; Carlin de Montfort, curator; and Naomi Manning, Producer – Learning Programs, stand in front of a series of cameras as they present a virtual excursion. They are standing behind a table of historical objects in the Meet the Convicts room on the top floor of the Hyde Park Barracks.

Virtual excursions

Our interactive virtual excursions connect your class live with a museum educator and focus on specific curriculum content, concepts and skills. We currently offer virtual excursions for Stages 1 to 4

A group of students and Sydney Living Museums curriculum program deliverer Hannah at the Old Dairy as part of the Early to Rise program at Rouse Hill Estate

Onsite programs

Our museums, historic houses and gardens are at the heart of every school interaction. We offer immersive, curriculum-linked excursions for Stages 1 to 6