Modern History

SACE Stage 2

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Modern History

Modern History

SACE Stage 2

20 credits


Students investigate the growth of modern nations at a time of rapid global change (post 1945). They study the interactions between nations through investigating the social, political, and economic changes that have shaped the development of modern nations.

They will examine and explore the internal and external divisions that challenge nations their impact on the contemporary world.

They construct reasoned historical arguments based on a critical understanding of evidence from sources and reflect on and evaluate the impacts of individuals and events.

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Overview
Students will study one topic from both 'Modern Nations' and 'The World Since 1945'.

Modern Nations
  • Australia (1901-56)
  • United States of America (1914-45)
  • Germany (1918-48)
  • The Soviet Union and Russia (1945-c.2004)
  • Indonesia (1942-2005)
  • China (1949-c.2012)
The World Since 1945
  • The changing world order
  • Australia's relationship with Asia and the South Pacific Region
  • National self-determination in South-East Asia
  • The struggle for peace in the Middle East
  • Challenges to peace and security
  • The United Nations and establishment of a global perspective

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School Assessment

Historical Skills Tasks 50%
Historical Study 20%
External Assessment
Examination 30%

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