What is this subject about?
In the semester long History course, you will analyse Australia’s increasing involvement with the modern world in the twentieth century following the end of the First World War. Using a range of historical thinking skills, you will investigate the significant events that impacted Australia between the wars, the causes and consequences at home and overseas of Australia’s involvement in the Second World War, and the struggle of Indigenous Australians for rights and freedoms enjoyed by the rest of the nation.
In doing so, you will engage critically with a range of sources, consider the perspectives of people from the past, examine continuity and change between events and movements from different eras, and consider the influence of international events on Australia.
What are we going to be studying?
Area of Study 1
Overview of significant events between the wars, including the Treaty of Versailles, the Roaring 20s and the Great Depression.
Area of Study 2
The Second World War, including the causes and consequences of Australia’s involvement both on the home front and overseas.
Area of Study 3
Rights and Freedoms, including examining how people have struggled and fought for their civil rights in both USA and Australia.
Where does this subject go?
This subject will lead into year 11 20th century history and units 3 & 4 of Australian History. It is also a good base for global politics in year 12.
This subject is advantageous if you’re looking at these careers:
* Museum curator
* Political scientist