Links to Foundation to Year 10
The Modern History curriculum continues to develop student learning in history through the same strands used in the Foundation to Year 10 history curriculum, although in the historical knowledge and understanding strand in Years 9-10, there is a focus on the history of Australia and the modern world, particularly world events and movements of significance in Australia’s social, economic and political development.
The Modern History curriculum focuses on the 20th century and continues to provide opportunities to study world history, including Australian history, in more depth. This includes topics related to revolutionary change, struggles for civil rights, the history of other nations, tensions and conflicts of international significance, and Asian and Australian history.
The Modern History curriculum continues to develop the skills of historical inquiry, with a greater focus on skills associated with critical thinking, the analysis of sources, historical interpretation and contestability.