General Description

This course focuses on skilling beginning teachers with ways to tackle the complex topic of the Vietnam War. The course will deconstruct the content into manageable approaches and incorporate effective teaching and learning strategies to suit different learning abilities, presenting complex historical information in a variety of simple structured ways. Learn more about targeting the most relevant resources to teach and program, improve your ability to assist student’s writing skills when addressing extended response questions and exam techniques. Explore a variety of ways to teach higher-order thinking skills to students. The course will provide you with different ways to formally and informally assess students' learning.



Beginning teachers

Existing teachers wanting a revivor course


Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities,

3.2.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Plan, structure and sequence learning programs:   Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning,

3.5.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use effective classroom communication:  Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement and achievement,

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking


Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “Conflict In Indochina (Modern History HSC)” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 5.5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors   2.1.2,  3.2.2,  3.5.2,   3.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Venue Information:

Club York

Level 2, 99 York St




It is part of the Bowlers Club, with an entrance beside the Club.  Take the lift to Level 2.  A couple of buildings from the corner of Market Street, on the left-hand side heading towards Circular Quay.  Middle of CBD.


5 min. walk from Town Hall Station, through Queen Vic. Building to Market St.  

Buses from George or York Streets.  Market Street is the closest stop.

Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.


Available underneath the Club.  Entrance Secure Parking 168 Clarence Street (back of building).

Parking Rates

COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.


Overview of Syllabus Content

20 minutes

break down the scope and sequence required for the topic and the essential demands of the syllabus for programming.

Topic Content French Indochina and Vietnamese History

1 hour

overview of the essential syllabus content dealing with the French and contextualising Vietnamese culture and history. Also analysing the implications of French defeat.

Topic Content America's Involvement and War In Indochina

2 hours

Structuring approaches to deliver this aspect of the content.

Highlighting the main historical issues and how to deliver them in a less complex war

Cambodia and Pol Pot

1 hour and 30 minutes

Structuring approaches to deliver this aspect of the content.

Highlighting the main historical issues and how to deliver them in a less complex war.

Teaching and Learning, Assessments and Programming

40 minutes

Simple ways of programming to maximise learning.

A range of activities to suit different learning styles and abilities.

A range of formal and informal assessment modes to measure students' understanding.

What To Bring

Participants to bring existing Indochina Program, writing material or laptop and an enthusiasm for the topic.


Lubna Haddad

Lubna passionately taught History and Legal Studies for 17 years, marked the HSC and SC marking and judging. She also worked for 10 years as Head of HSIE, and loved being involved in teacher training and mentoring, particularly focused on curriculum and assessment implementation. Most recently, Lubna focused on students’ essay writing and HOT skills and runs HSC revision seminars, and online tutoring and mentoring. Currently, Lubna is focused on developing additional Modern History courses, face to face and online, and is proudly assisting teachers and support staff through her work at the Independent Education Union (NSW/ACT).