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Summary of the ACARA Modern History Curriculum (Draft) Australia 2010

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    • Australian Curriculum:
      Senior History DraftSummary
      (Australia) March 2010
      Modern History: Years 11 & 12
      Summarised from Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Australian Curriculum Documents [May 2010]
      Annabel Astbury
      History Teachers’ Association of Victoria
    • Skills: Years 11 & 12
      Knowledge: Years 11 & 12
      Historical skills & knowledge
      Historical questions and research
      Analysis and use of sources
      Perspectives and interpretations
      Comprehension and communication
      Key events, people and ideas
      Evaluating significant historical debates
      Working with sources
      Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary
      Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria
      June 2010
    • Stage of learning: Years 11 &12 Basic Structure
      Two courses for Years 11 & 12 will be offered:
      Ancient History: 4 Units over Years 11 & 12
      Modern History: 4 Units over Years 11 & 12
      • Units for each course will be taken sequentially.
      • At this stage, students in Year 12 will continue with the course that they have commenced in Year 11. (IE: Students cannot do Units 3 & 4 of the different history)
      Organisation of Content
      Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary
      Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria
      June 2010
    • Unit 1: Investigating Modern History (Year 11)
      Organisation of Content
      Unit 2a: The Nation State and National Identity
      Unit 2b: Recognition and Equality
      Choose One: Year 11
      Unit 3a: International tensions and conflicts
      Choose One: Year 12
      Unit 3b: Revolutions
      Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary
      Unit 4: Asia & Australia 1937 – 2000 (Year 12)
      Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria
      June 2010
    • Unit 1: Investigating Modern History (Year 11)
      Content: Unit 1
      In this unit students undertake 2 case studies:
      • World War One
      • One of the following economic, political, cultural and social debates:
      The nature of industry and technology at the turn of the 20th century and the distribution of benefits
      Changing roles and experience in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
      The impact of the media, art, literature and entertainment on social change in the 20th century
      The ideas that shaped the modern era in the late 19th century
      The changing nature of international tension in the second half of the 20th century – motives, perspectives and methods used to achieve goals
      This is a compulsory unit.
      Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary
      Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria
      June 2010
    • Unit 2a: The Nation State and National Identity (Year 11)
      Content Unit 2a
      In this unit students study key events of the first half of the 20thcentury.
      Students study:
      • onenation state and
      • an individual.
      Contexts for study include:
       
      Australia 1880s – 1945
      Germany 1870s – 1945
      India 1850s – 1947
      Japan 1850s – 1941
      USA 1890s – 1945
      • This unit is one of two choices offered at Unit 2.
      Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary
      Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria
      June 2010
    • Unit 2b: Recognition and Equality (Year 11)
      Content: Unit 2b
      In this unit students study the struggle of oppressed and disadvantaged peoples.
      Students study:
      • onestruggle for recognition and
      • one struggle for equality
      Contexts for study are:
      Women’s study for equality
      First nations and the struggle for recognition and equality
      (2 Indigenous societies studied. Australia and one of Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada.)
      End of Apartheid in South Africa
      Civil Rights movement in the US
      Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary
      This unit is one of two choices offered at Unit 2.
      Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria
      June 2010
    • Unit 3a: International tensions and conflict (Year 12)
      Content: Unit 3a
      In this unit students study the nature of conflict, the historical causes and consequences of conflict .
      Students study:
      • one international tension or conflict.
      Contexts for study include:
       
      The Cold War Era
      Conflict in the Middle East
      Decolonisation and independence in Asia and Africa
      Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary
      This unit is one of two choices offered at Unit 3.
      Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria
      June 2010
    • Unit 3b: Revolutions (Year 12)
      Content: Unit 3b
      In this Unit students study the causes, course and consequences of Revolutionary change in the modern period.
      Students will study one of the following Revolutions:
      American
      French
      Russian
      Chinese
      Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary
      This unit is one of two choices offered at Unit 3.
      Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria
      June 2010
    • Unit 4: Asia and Australia: 1937 – 2000(Year 12)
      Content: Unit 4
      In this unit students study the historical significance of WW2 in the Asia Pacific for Australia and Asian Nations.
      Students study the war in South east Asia and ONE Asian nation.
       
      The Asian Nations to choose from are:
      Indonesia
      Vietnam
      China
      Japan
      Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary
      Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria
      June 2010
    • When will the senior course be implemented in Victoria?
      It is expected that the new Australian curriculum for English, Mathematics, the Sciences and History will then be introduced in all Victorian schools and providers for students in P – 10 in 2012. This includes the new content and achievement standards and associated reporting of student achievement.
      For Years 11 and 12, it is expected that new Australian curriculum-based VCE courses in the subject areas of English, Mathematics, the Sciences and History will be introduced at Units 1 and 2 in 2013 and Units 3 and 4 in 2014.
      FAQs
      Will students be able to undertake a Unit 3 & 4 sequence only?
      This is still to be determined. There are still some important issues to decided by both ACARA and the local curriculum and assessment authorities regarding implementation.
      Will it be compulsory for all Australian students to undertake History at Years 11 & 12?
      No.
      How many hours is the senior history draft expected to be delivered in?
      The indicative time given to writers for each unit was 50 – 60 hours.
      Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary
      Will Australian Curriculum courses be considered more important that state / territory offerings?
      No. When finalised, Australian Curriculum Courses will be implemented into the study design with other courses.
      Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria
      June 2010
    • Consultation Opportunities
      You can contribute feedback:
      ACARA: www.australiancurriculum.edu.au
      VCAA: www.vcaa.vic.edu.au
      HTAV: www.htav.asn.au
      Consultation forums will be held by the HTAV and VCAA throughout Victoria in June. Please see the websites for details.
      Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary
      Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria
      June 2010