In History, the Year 9 curriculum provides students the opportunity to study the making of the modern world from 1750 to 1918 and the modern world and Australia from 1918–present. It covers the period of industrialisation and rapid change in the ways people lived, worked and thought, the era of nationalism and imperialism, and the colonisation of Australia which was part of the expansion of European power. The period 1750 – 1918 culminated in World War I 1914-1918, the ‘war to end all wars’.

    Unit Topics

    • Historical Skills & Concepts
    • The Industrial Revolution (1750 – 1900)
    • World War I (1914 – 1918)

    Skill Development

    Students develop their ability to create and interpret timelines, understand and explain examples of cause and effect and analyse a range of sources. They are also presented with opportunities to refine their ability to examine patterns of continuity and change as well as evaluate the historical significance of people, places and events.

    Possible Assessment Tasks

    • Source Analysis
    • Research Report
    • Annotated Visual Display
    • Photo Essay
    • Historical Inquiry
    • Oral Presentation
    • Written Test
    • In-class Debate

    Career Options

    Tour guide, Writer, Teacher, Journalist, Historian, Anthropologist, Librarian, Museum Curator, Research, Officer, Editor, Political Scientist

    Year 9