In History, the Year 10 curriculum provides a study of the history of the modern world and Australia from 1918 to the present, with an emphasis on Australia in its global context. Students examine the key questions of how the nature of global conflict changed during the twentieth century, the consequences of World War II and how these shaped the modern world. There are three depth studies for this historical period; the inter-war era, World War Two and the civil rights movement.

    Unit Topics

    • Between the Wars (1919 – 1939)
    • Australia at War (1914 – 1945): World War 2
    • Rights & Freedoms (1945 – Present)

    Skill Development

    • Creating and interpreting timelines
    • Interpreting and understanding examples of cause and effect
    • Analysing sources
    • Examining patterns of continuity and change
    • Evaluating the historical significance of people, places and events

    Possible Assessment Tasks

    • Written test
    • Source analysis
    • Fact file
    • Oral presentation

    Career Options

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

    Year 10