LevelStage 1
Learning AreaHASS
SemesterSemester 1 or 2
Pre requisiteNone required
Additional CostsNone

Who is this course for?

For students who want to gain knowledge about the world they live in and an understanding of the historical events that have shaped it. It is useful for further studies in Modern History, Geography and Studies of Societies and Legal Studies. No background knowledge is assumed. It is useful for further study in Stage 2 Modern History, Stage 2 Society and Culture and Stage 2 Aboriginal Studies.

What will I learn

A. You will study:

  • How different groups and events shape the history of individual countries
  • How individual people contribute to historical events
  • How particular ideas shape the history of countries

B. Possible topic choices could include:

  • Vietnam – from French colony to independence
  • Cuba – power of the rich to power of the people
  • Native peoples from anywhere in the world– dispossession to recognition

C. What skills will you develop?

  • How to write, talk and discuss history
  • How to research and document a historical study
  • How to develop an historical argument
  • How to analyse historical sources

How will I be assessed?

You will demonstrate evidence of your learning through the following assessment types.

  • Three tasks demonstrating historical skills - 75%
  • One Individual historical study - 25%

Pre requisite

None required

Last updated: 29 October 2018