Modern History

SACE Stage 2

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Modern History

Humanities and Social Sciences

SACE Stage 2

20 credits

In this subject students investigate people, places, events and ideas in the history of modern societies. They learn to apply the skills of historical inquiry, including critical analysis. They construct reasoned historical arguments based on a critical understanding of evidence from sources, reflect on and evaluate the impacts of individuals and events.

Course Content
Revolutions and Turmoil
Social and Political Upheavals since c. 1500 with a focus on the Russian Revolution.

An Age of Catastrophes
Depression, Dictators, and the Second World War, c. 1929-45, with a focus on Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.


School Assessment

Historical skill tasks 50%
Historical Studies 20%

External Assessment
Examination 30%