Subject Details - 10 History (Compulsory)

  
Subject Length1 semester
TopicsTopics include any of the following:

WORLD WAR TWO
Students learn about the conditions in the 1920s and 30s created that led to conflict in 1939. They learn about nations, significant individuals and organisations involved in the war. Australia’s role and the significance of the Pacific conflict will be addressed as well as the military and political outcomes for Australia and the region.

RWANDA- A GENOCIDE
Students learn about the economic qualities of both Australia and Rwanda and then undertake a study into the Genocide in Rwanda in the mid 1990s. They examine the causes and effects and how political systems failed to meet the challenge. Students examine the role international organisations played and how Rwanda has gone about repairing and remembering this tragic part of its recent history.

HUMAN RIGHTS
Students learn about the inalienable human rights to which a person is entitled as a human being. Students examine the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the first global expression of rights encompassing all human beings. Students undertake a collaborative and individual research tasks on Human Rights issues.

THE MAKING OF MODERN AUSTRALIA
Students examine post war Australia and research the role popular culture has played in the development of Australian culture. Students study the time period from 1945 to the present and consider elements such as music, TV, technology and fashion.
AssessmentStudents are assessed against the Australian Curriculum achievement standards.

o Historical Knowledge
o Historical Skills
o Geographical Knowledge
o Geographical skills


Suggested Prior LearningYear 9 Humanities
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