HISTORY (Elective)

'Power in the 20th and 21st Centuries'

Either semester
Elective History at Timbertop focuses on the people and events that played a role in shaping the modern world. A focus is placed on the context of each period of time and the legacy which historical figures and events left behind. A study of the political compass aids in understanding the views and opinions of important individuals from the 20th and 21st century. Further to this, students will learn how authoritative power grows and then becomes repressive through WWII history. Emphasis is placed on looking at an event from different angles, assessing historical source reliability and exploring narratives from different points of view. The efforts across each term are then consolidated and demonstrated through a thought-provoking self-directed project. This elective provides excellent contextual knowledge for VCE and IB History courses in Years 11 and 12 and supports the development of historical thinking skills that are applied in all senior classes.

1. Essay (20%)
2. Oral Presentation (20%)
3. Tests (30%)
4. Classwork and Module (20%)
5. Source reliability task (10%)


Group 3 - History
Year 11 and 12 - IB

Year 11 and 12 - VCE

Global Politics
Year 12 - VCE

Classical Studies
Year 11 and 12 - VCE

History (Australian Curriculum)
Timbertop - Year 9

Middle School - Years 5 to 8