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NSW Syllabuses

Organisation of content

Content in Stage 6 Life Skills syllabuses is suggested. Content describes the intended learning for students as they work towards achieving one or more syllabus outcomes. It provides the foundations for students to progress to the next stage of schooling or post-school opportunities.

Teachers will make decisions about the choice of outcomes and selection of content regarding the sequence, emphasis and any adjustments required based on the needs, strengths, goals, interests and prior learning of students.

The following diagram provides an illustrative representation of elements of the course and their relationship.

The organisation of content diagram consists of a central circle showing the Historical Concepts and Skills:  Causation, Continuity and change, Perspectives, Significance, Contestability, Analysis and use of sources, Historical interpretation, Historical investigation and research and Explanation and communication. The central circle is surrounded by a ring divided into the seven topic for the course: Historical Investigation, The Shaping of the Modern World, Change in the Modern World, Peace and Conflict, National Studies, Power and Authority in the Modern World and Investigating Modern History.