Modern History ATAR
This course will enable students to become critical thinkers and help to inform their judgments and actions in a rapidly changing world. Students will be given the opportunity to work with a variety of historical sources, including government papers, extracts for newspapers, letters, diaries, photographs, cartoons, painting, graphs and secondary sources. This will enable students to determine the cause and effect, and the motives and forces influencing people and events. Through the process of historical inquiry, students will be encouraged to question and evaluate historical sources; identify various representations and version of history; use evidence to formulate and support interpretations; and communicate findings in a variety of ways.
The skills developed in this course are valuable both for tertiary study and for a wide range of future careers; for example – Lawyer, Criminologist, Editor, Journalist, Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Archivist, Cultural Heritage Officer, Foreign Affairs and Trade Officer, Historian, Industrial Relations Officer, Lawyer, Research Officer, Museum Curator, Politician, Policy Writer, Public Servant.