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Year 11 and 12 Modern History

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​Pre-requisites

Minimum C result for semester one, Year 10 Humanities

Co-requisites

N/A 

Subject Description

Modern History students examine traces of humanity’s recent past so they may form their own views about the Modern World. Students learn that the past is contestable and tentative. They discover how the past consists of various perspectives and interpretations. Modern History enables students to empathise with others and make meaningful connections between the past, present and possible futures.

Weekly workload in hours

4+ hours

Structure

​Unit 1
Unit 2​ Unit 3​ Unit 4​

Ideas in the Modern World

Australian Frontier wars

Indian independence

Movements in the Modern World

Iranian Revolution

Environmental movement

​National experiences

Soviet Union

Germany

​International Experiences

Cold War

Australia's engagement with Asia

Assessment

Schools devise assessments in Units 1 and 2 to suit their local context. In Units 3 and 4 students complete four summative assessments. The results from each of the assessments are added together to provide a subject score out of 100.

Students will also receive an overall subject result (A-E).

Summative assessment

​Unit 3
Unit 4​
Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1):
Examination - essay in response to historical sources
​25%​Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3): Investigation — historical essay based on research
25%​
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):

Investigation - Independent source

​25%​Summative internal assessment 4 (IA4): Examination ​- short responses to historical sources
​25%









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Last reviewed 26 June 2020
Last updated 26 June 2020