Stage 1 Modern History

LENGTH OF COURSE: Semester Only

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Successful completion of Year 10 HASS and English

CURRICULUM CHARGES:  Nil

CONTENT:
Course content will be a selection of the following:

Two or more topics: Topics will be from imperialism, decolonisation, indigenous peoples, social movements, revolution or an elective topic.

ASSESSMENT TYPES

Historical Skills:
Students undertake and complete three historical skills assessments, which may include an essay, source analysis, oral presentation etc. Students apply their skills of historical inquiry to research, explore, interpret and communicate their understanding of ideas, people and events in history. They develop their historical literacy skills, by exploring short-term and long-term impacts of ideas, people, groups and events; analysing and evaluating historical sources; interpreting historical texts; and developing their own perspectives on historical questions.

Historical Study:
Students undertake one historical study and this will be based on an aspect of the world since 1750. Students inquire into, explore, interpret and research a historical idea, event, person or group in depth. The focus of the historical study may be chosen by the teacher or negotiated by the student.