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NSW Syllabuses

History K–10 - Stage 5 Core Study – Depth Study 4: Rights and freedoms (1945–present)

Outcomes

A student:

  • HT5-2

    sequences and explains the significant patterns of continuity and change in the development of the modern world and Australia

  • HT5-3

    explains and analyses the motives and actions of past individuals and groups in the historical contexts that shaped the modern world and Australia

  • HT5-6

    uses relevant evidence from sources to support historical narratives, explanations and analyses of the modern world and Australia

  • HT5-8

    selects and analyses a range of historical sources to locate information relevant to an historical inquiry

  • HT5-9

    applies a range of relevant historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past

  • HT5-10

    selects and uses appropriate oral, written, visual and digital forms to communicate effectively about the past for different audiences

Related Life Skills outcomes: HTLS-5, HTLS-6, HTLS-8, HTLS-10, HTLS-11, HTLS-12, HTLS-13

  • Content

  • The origins and significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), including Australia's involvement in the development of the declaration (ACDSEH023)
  • Students:
  • outline the purpose of the United Nations and describe the origins of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including Australia's involvement CCEU
  • explain the significance of the UDHR CCEU
  • explain the purpose and significance of early twentieth-century Aboriginal activism including the 1938 Day of Mourning protest for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples CCAHCEUPSC
  • outline the rights and freedoms denied to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples before 1965 and the role and policies of the Aboriginal Protection Board, eg the control of wages and reserves CCAHCEU
  • using a range of sources, describe the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who were forcibly removed from their families (Stolen Generations) CCICTAHCEUL
  • describe the effects of the assimilation policy for rights and freedoms of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples CCAHCEUCCTIU
  • The US civil rights movement and its influence on Australia (ACDSEH105)
  • Students:
  • outline the aims and methods of the US civil rights movement CCEU
  • explain how the Freedom Rides in the US inspired civil rights campaigners in Australia AHCCCEU
  • discuss the impact of the NSW Freedom Ride on the civil rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples AHCCCEUCCTPSC
  • The significance of the following for the civil rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: 1962 right to vote federally; 1967 Referendum; ReconciliationMabo decision; Bringing Them Home Report (the Stolen Generations); the Apology (ACDSEH106)
  • Students:
  • outline the background, aims and significance of key developments in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' struggle for rights and freedoms AHCCCEU
  • Methods used by civil rights activists to achieve change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the role of ONE individual or group in the struggle (ACDSEH134)
  • Students:
  • outline common methods used by civil rights activists to achieve change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • investigate and explain the role of ONE individual or group in the struggle for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' rights and freedoms AHCCCEUPSC
  • The continuing nature of efforts to secure civil rights and freedoms in Australia and throughout the world, such as the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (ACDSEH143)
  • Students:
  • identify current struggles for civil rights and freedoms throughout the world, such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1990) and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007) CCAHC
  • identify different methods used globally to attain civil rights and freedoms AHCCCEUDD
  • evaluate the methods and effectiveness of ONE campaign for civil rights and freedoms in Australia or another country AHCCCEUCCTPSC
  • Suggested Site Studies include:
  • a museum visit
  • a local site of significance
  • a heritage site
  • a virtual historical site