HISTORY - Making the Modern World

Either Semester

The twentieth century became a critical period of social, cultural, economic and political development in Australia and around the world. In this course students will build on their knowledge from their studies in Year 9 and delve into this exciting period of change, from the end of WWI through to the modern world. There will be an opportunity to explore different experiences of WWII and an investigation into how Australia and the world changed after 1945 including the development of campaigns to recognise civil rights. Students will deepen their capacity to critically analyse historical evidence and form coherent arguments. They will also strengthen their understanding of the key historical concepts of change and continuity, cause and consequence and significance. The assessments encourage students to enhance their self-directed learning skills, whilst incorporating collaboration, research and presentation skills. This course has further applications for study of History (IB and VCE), Global Politics and Classical Studies.

1. Class work 20%
2. Research Assignments 40%
3. Class tests / examination 40%



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