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

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