Moden HISTORY A (Stage 1)     Credits - 10     1 semester


Entry Recommendations: Satisfactory completion of Historical Studies A/B or Humanities

Content:

The study of Modern History Stage 1 gives students the opportunity to make sense of a complex and rapidly changing world by connecting the past with the present. Through the study of past events, people, actions, and societies, students gain insight into human nature and social constructs.

Students will focus on two main areas of study from 1750 AD per semester.and will also focus on a number of historical sources to improve their skills of critical analysis. Ultimately, a study of history will prepare students for a 21st Century workplace that demands skills in the areas of communication, individual thinking, and critical analysis.

2017 topics may include:
Imperialism, Decolonisation,Indigenous Peoples, Social Movements, Revolution

Assessment:
Assessment at Stage 1 is school based with 4 summative tasks. Evidence of learning will be demonstrated through a variety of platforms including written responses, oral responses, and ICT displays. Students will be assessed in the following areas using standardised Stage 1 Performance Standards:

  • 3 x Historical Skill Assessments
  • 1 x Historical Study (1000 words)