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NSW Syllabuses


Knowledge and Understanding


  • develop knowledge and understanding of a range of features, people, ideas, movements, events and developments of the modern world in their historical context
  • develop an understanding of continuity and change over time.



  • undertake the process of historical inquiry
  • use historical concepts and skills to examine the modern past
  • communicate their understanding of history, sources and evidence, and historical interpretations.

Values and Attitudes


  • appreciate the influence of the past on the present and the future
  • value the contribution of the study of Modern History to lifelong learning, and active and informed citizenship.