HISTORICAL STUDIES A     1 semester

Elective subject (in lieu of HUMANITIES 10 if chosen) Entry Conditions: Successful completion of Year 9 Humanities

Content:

To paraphrase an old adage: “Those that do not know history are doomed to repeat it” - the study of Humanities creates people who respect and understand the world around them, including its history, peoples, future and environment. Furthermore, the hard and soft skills learned such as analysis, interpretation, research, communication and empathy are all highly transferrable to other subjects and real-life situations.

The main aim of Historical Studies A is to prepare students for Year 11 and 12 History. Having said this, it is not only for students who wish to study SACE History; it is for any student who enjoys History, wishes to learn more and refine their skills.

Topics covered may include:
  • World War II (causes, events, outcome, Australia’s involvement and broader impacts)
  • Rights and Freedoms (UN Declaration of Human Rights, ATSI Civil Rights Movements, US Civil Rights Movements)
  • Popular Culture (1954-Present)
  • Migration and Migration Experiences (1945-Present)
  • The Environment Movement (1960s-Present)