Teacher in Charge: Ms B. WilsonRecommended Prior Learning
Level 1 Literacy.
Level 2 History focuses on the conflict of ideas and beliefs in the twentieth century. This course is co-constructed with the students. The only compulsory aspect of the course is the Conspiracies, Spies and Assassinations topic which is set during the Cold War and includes events such as the Berlin Blockade, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Also included is a history of the CIA and some of the actions they took during the Cold war such as the execution of Che Guevara and the overthrow of several government.
The rest of the topics that are taught are decided on with the students. In the past topics have included the Russian Revolution and the introduction of communism in 1917, the Middle Ages, Terrorism and 9/11, History and Popular Culture which includes how history is portrayed in video games, movies and books, the 1947 Partition of India and a Family History topic in which the students research their ancestry.
Internal assessments are designed so students can choose to research topics they are interested in. This could include anything from the Dawn Raids and the Nuclear Free Campaign of the 1980's to the Erebus Disaster and 1918 Influenza Pandemic.
Students will create their own pathway through this course. With guidance from their teacher, they will select up to four of the five standards offered. This is individualised for each student.
Historians are like detectives. We arrive on the scene after the event has taken place and have to look for evidence. Skills developed in History include research, processing and analysing information from a range of sources including old photos, documents, video, cartoons, and communicating information through arguing your case using the evidence you have collated.
History develops the skills of research, analysis, communication and report writing useful in a wide variety of careers, which includes law, journalism, advertising, teaching, diplomacy, government, engineering, tourism, communications, and medicine.
Historian, Barrister, Elected Government Representative, Journalist, Communications Professional, Solicitor, Curator, Foreign Policy Officer, Librarian, Policy Analyst, Tertiary Lecturer, Secondary School Teacher