Either Semester

The twentieth century was a critical period of social, cultural, economic and political development around the world. In this elective 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 investigate two key themes: Conflict and Protest. The conflict unit initially explores the causes and nature of WWII before progressing to investigate a more recent conflict to compare to WWII. Students subsequently study the Civil Rights campaigns in Australia and the USA, before considering other protest movements in the modern world. Throughout the course 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. There are opportunities for students to enhance their self-directed learning skills through research projects which incorporate collaboration, creativity, research, and presentation skills. This course has further applications for study of History (IB and VCE) and Global Politics (VCE) and provides valuable context for Year 10 English.

1. Research Assignments 40%
2. Class tests 30%
3. Examination 30%



Group 3 - History
Year 11 and 12 - IB

History (Australian Curriculum)
Timbertop - Year 9

Middle School - Years 5 to 8