Learning Area: Humanities

The Modern World and Australia

At Year 10, History of the Modern World and Australia from 1918 to the present, has an emphasis on Australia in its global context. The twentieth century became a critical period in Australia’s social, cultural, economic and political development. The transformation of the modern world during a time of political turmoil, global conflict and international cooperation provides a necessary context for understanding Australia’s development, its place within the Asia-Pacific region, and its global standing.

Areas of Study

  • Australia at War (1939-1945): WW2
  • Rights and Freedoms (1945- present)
  • The Globalising World: Popular Culture

Curriculum Strands

  • Historical concepts and skills
  • Historical knowledge

Assessment Tasks

  • Essay
  • Document Study
  • Investigation
  • Semester Examination