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NSW Syllabuses

Modern History Stage 6 - Year 11 - Historical Concepts and Skills Historical Concepts and Skills

The following skills, which incorporate the concepts of causation, continuity and change, perspectives, significance and contestability, are to be integrated with the content of the Year 11 course.

  • Analysis and use of sources
  • Explain the meaning and value of sources for an historical inquiry (ACHMH007, ACHMH009) EUICTL
  • Analyse sources to identify and account for the different perspectives of individuals and groups in the past  (ACHMH010) CCTICTIULPSCDD
  • Analyse and synthesise evidence from different types of sources to develop reasoned claims  (ACHMH008) CCTICTL
  • Identify and analyse problems relating to sources in the investigation of the past  (ACHMH011) CCTIU
  • Historical interpretation
  • Analyse the extent and nature of continuity and change over time ( ACHMH001) CCTIU
  • Identify and analyse the varying causes and effects of events and developments in order to construct historical arguments ( ACHMH001) CCTIU
  • Form judgements about historical significance, recognising that significance may be attributed for different purposes CCTIUPSCDD
  • Analyse and evaluate contested interpretations and representations of the past  (ACHMH011, ACHMH012) CCTICTIULDD
  • Historical investigation and research
  • Frame questions to guide historical inquiry and develop a coherent research plan (ACHMH004) L
  • Use evidence from a range of sources to inform investigation and research  (ACHMH005) ICTL
  • Acknowledge sources appropriately  (ACHMH015) ICTL
  • Explanation and communication
  • Develop texts, particularly historical accounts and arguments, supported by relevant evidence from sources  (ACHMH013) CCTICTLDD
  • Communicate historical understanding, using historical knowledge, concepts and terms, in forms appropriate to purpose and audience  (ACHMH014) EUICTIULDD