(A semester subject)

History: Australia and the Modern World

The twentieth century became a critical period in Australia’s social, cultural, economic and political development. In this course students will build on their knowledge from their studies in Year 9 and delve into this exciting period of change in Australia, from the end of WWI through to the modern world. There is a particular emphasis on Australia’s involvement in WWII and the many changes that occurred post war to create present day Australia. 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