There was history in the making in Mount Isa on the weekend.
On Friday and Saturday. Spinifex State College's senior campus hosted a Remote History Teachers conference.
Part of this involves student seminars (focusing on Terrorism and Nazi Germany) and a History Masterclass (focusing on Ancient Greek Sport) delivered by Dr Brian Hoepper and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) to year 10-12 students with demonstrations lessons at four primary schools on Friday.
Spinifex principal Phil Sweeney said this was a great opportunity for local kids to engage with some of the best speakers.
"It's great for students in Mount Isa to have the same access to quality educators as they have right across Queensland," Mr Sweeney said.
Dr Hoepper, an educator based on the Sunshine Coast, said speaking to students was one of two roles he had on the weekend.
"Today (Friday) I'm presenting to students studying modern history two sessions one on Nazi Germany one on terrorism," Dr Hoepper said.
"We've chosen them not just because they fit the curriculum but because both topics have very strong messages in them, such as the resurgence of neo-Nazism and recent terrorism tragedies in Christchurch and Sri Lanka.
Dr Hoepper said the intention was develop critical thinking in students in their everyday lives.
On the Saturday, History and HASS teachers from across the region came to Spinifex State College's Senior campus to participate in workshops.
Mr Sweeney said it would develop teacher skills in the history classroom.
"We want to enrich their teachers' knowledge of humanities particularly history and to strengthen curriculum work which is already first class," he said.