History (Stages 4 & 5)
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The study of History allows students to appreciate and enjoy the human endeavours and achievements of the past, both for their own intrinsic interest and for their legacy to later generations. History provides opportunities for students to explore human life and actions in a range of historical contexts, and develop understanding of human motives, consequences and empathy towards others’ experiences.
In years 7-10 all students will study both History and Geography. They will do one semester of each subject every year. The aim of the Year 7-10 History program is to stimulate students’ interest in and enjoyment of exploring the past, to develop a critical understanding of the past and to enable them to participate as active, informed and responsible citizens.
Years 7 and 8 History
In years 7–8 History, students explore the nature of history, how historians investigate the past and the importance of conserving our heritage. Aspects of the ancient and medieval world are studied, including origins and daily life of the ancient world and beliefs and values of medieval societies. The nature of colonisation and contact history is also examined.
Years 9 and 10 History
In years 9 – 10 History, students learn of significant developments in Australia’s social, political and cultural history. Key topics include Federation, Australians at war, rights and freedoms, how the world has been globalised through the migrant experience and a major depth study including a personal historical investigation.
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