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Historical skills in the australian curriculum

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Historical skills in the australian curriculum

  1. 1. Historical Skills in the Australian Curriculum<br />A summary of the historical skills as presented in the Australian Curriuclum: History <br />Annabel Astbury | History Teachers’ Association of Victoria<br />
  2. 2. Content Structure (Years 7 – 10) <br />Year Level<br />Key inquiry questions<br />Overviews<br />Depth studies<br />Historical knowledge and understanding<br />Strands<br />Historical skills<br />Content Structure | Annabel Astbury 2011<br />
  3. 3. Historical Skills<br />These 5 skills are present at each Year Level (7 – 10)<br />Skills development occurs over 2 year bands.<br />Chronology terms and concepts<br />Historical questions and research<br />Analysis and use of sources<br />Perspectives and interpretations<br />Explanation and communication<br />Content Structure | Annabel Astbury 2011<br />
  4. 4. Chronology terms and concepts<br />Historical Skills<br />Years 7 -8 <br />Years 9 - 10<br />Sequence historical events and periods<br />Sequence events chronologically to demonstrate the relationship between events in different periods and places and periods<br />Use historical terms and concepts<br />Use historical terms and concepts<br />Content Structure | Annabel Astbury 2011<br />
  5. 5. Historical questions and research<br />Historical Skills<br />Years 7 -8 <br />Years 9 - 10<br />Identify a range of differentquestions about the past to inform an historical inquiry<br />Identify a range of questions about the past to inform an historical inquiry<br />Identify and locate relevant sources, using ICT and other methods<br />Evaluate and enhance these questions<br />Identify and locate relevant sources, using ICT and other methods<br />Content Structure | Annabel Astbury 2011<br />
  6. 6. Analysis and use of sources<br />Historical Skills<br />Years 7 -8 <br />Years 9-10<br />Identify the origin and purpose of primary and secondary sources<br />Identify the origin and purpose of primary and secondary sources<br />Locate, select and use information from a range of sources as evidence<br />Process and synthesise information from a range of sources for use as evidence in an historical argument<br />Draw conclusions about the usefulness of sources<br />Evaluate the reliability and usefulness of primary and secondary sources<br />Content Structure | Annabel Astbury 2011<br />
  7. 7. Perspectives and Interpretations<br />Historical Skills<br />Years 7 -8 <br />Identify and describe points of view, values and attitudes in primary and secondary sources<br />Years 9 - 10<br />Identify and analyse the perspectives of people from the past<br />Identify and analyse different historical interpretations (including their own)<br />Content Structure | Annabel Astbury 2011<br />
  8. 8. Explanation and communication<br />Historical Skills<br />Years 7-8 <br />Develop historical texts, particularly descriptions and explanations that use evidence from a range of sources<br />Identify and locate relevant sources, using ICT and other methods<br />Years 9-10<br />Develop historical texts, particularly descriptions and explanations that use evidence from a range of sources<br />Select and use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies<br />Content Structure | Annabel Astbury 2011<br />
  9. 9. For more information<br />ACARA | www.acara.edu.au<br />VCAA | www.vcaa.vic.edu.au<br />HTAV | www.htav.asn.au<br />Content Structure | Annabel Astbury 2011<br />

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