HISTORY (Elective)

'Power in the 20th and 21st Centuries'

 Either semester

Elective History at Timbertop focuses on relevant social issues and the historical context in which they fit. The idea “What it is to be good?” will be studied through local history and the character of Ned Kelly. Further to this, students will learn how authoritative power grows and then becomes repressive through WWII history. Additionally, the consequences for the victims of WWII will be considered. Finally, the growth of power through social resistance is studied and viewed through the lens of female rights. These efforts across the semester are then consolidated and demonstrated through a thought-provoking self-directed project.

1. Essay (30%)
2. Source Analysis (20%)
3. Tests (30%)
4. Classwork and Module (20%)