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Modern History

Course Description:

Students will learn about the construction of Modern History, the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the Meiji Restoration. They will also complete an historical investigation into a personality of the 20th Century.  In the HSC course students complete topics on Power and Authority in the Modern World, Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-1941, Conflict in Indochina and Civil Rights in the USA 1945-1968.

Students should be able to write well, enjoy reading and completing research. All assignments are research or essay based.   After completion of the preliminary course students may undertake the one unit History Extension.

This course is designed to inform students of not only the skills necessary to attempt this course at University but also offers an interesting look at some of the most fascinating events of the last two hundred years.

What will I be doing in this course?

In Year 11 this course consists of three units, whereas in Year 12 there are four units. This is what will be studied.

Year 11:

  • Investigation Modern History with case studies.
  • Historical Investigation.
  • The Shaping of the Modern World. 

Year 12:

  • Core Study: Power and Authority in the Modern World 1919-1946
  • National Studies
  • Peace and Conflict
  • Change in the Modern World

How will this course help me in the future?

By studying history you’ll gain a range of transferable skills, from informed citizenship and critical thinking, to research and general awareness. The knowledge acquired through the study of history is relevant in a wide range of disciplines and can lead to diverse employment opportunities.