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NSW Syllabuses

Course structure

Year 11
(120 hours)

Year 12
(120 hours)

Modern History Life Skills

Investigating Modern History

  • The Nature of Modern History
  • Case Studies
Historical Investigation
The Shaping of the Modern World
Power and Authority in the Modern World
National Studies
Peace and Conflict
Change in the Modern World

For Modern History Life Skills:

  • Students are not required to address or achieve all of the Modern History Life Skills outcomes.
  • Students are not required to complete all of the content to demonstrate achievement of an outcome.
  • Outcomes and content should be selected to meet the particular needs of individual students.
  • The case studies, topics and content focus provide possible frameworks for addressing the Modern History Life Skills outcomes and content, and are suggestions only. Teachers have the flexibility to develop case studies and topics that will meet the needs, strengths, goals, interests and prior learning of their students.
  • Examples provided under the content points are suggestions only. Teachers may use the examples provided or develop other examples to meet the particular needs of individual students.
  • Students may explore one case study/topic, part of a case study/topic or elements of the content as appropriate.
  • The Historical concepts and skills content should be integrated throughout the course. These skills provide opportunities to engage with the concepts of causation, continuity and change, perspectives, significance and contestability. The case studies and topics provide the contexts through which concepts and skills should be developed.