Modern History A/B (Stage 1) 10 Credits 1 Semester

Entry Recommendations: Satisfactory completion of Year 10 Historical Studies A/B or Humanities

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 – key signposts for predicting the future.

Students will focus on two main areas of study from the post 1750 AD period per semester. They 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.

2018 topics may include:

  • Imperialism
  • Decolonisation
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Social Movements
  • Revolution

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 Skills Assessments
  • 1 x Historical Study (1000 words)