HISTORY (AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM)

The Australian Curriculum History course, ‘The Making of the Modern World (1750-1918)’ is compulsory for all students. In addition, an elective subject “Power in the 20th and 21st Centuries” is also offered.

Both courses aim to impart knowledge and understanding, in addition to the development of skills used in the process of historical inquiry. Significant emphasis is placed upon independent study skills through the promotion of varied research methodologies.

History aims both to interest and stimulate students, whilst developing the individual skills and responsibility required for the continuation of History in the senior years.

The subject is concerned with the ‘Making of the Modern World’, focusing on the period between 1750 and 1918. This was an important stage in human history where industrialisation led to a rapid change in the way people lived, worked and thought. Nationalism and imperialism were the flavours of the day, leading to the expansion of European powers around the world, including Australia. These factors also contributed to the start of World War One, and students explore the significance of this conflict.

ASSESSMENT
1. Industrial Revolution Study (20%)
2. Source Analysis (20%)
3. WWI Artefact (30%)
4. Tests (20%)
5. Classwork and Module (10%)

 

HISTORY PATHWAY AT GGS

Group 3 - History
Year 11 and 12 - IB

History
Year 11 and 12 - VCE

History
Middle School - Years 5 to 8