Stage 1 | Subject outline | Version control

Modern History Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in August 2017 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2018.

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Learning requirements

Learning requirements

The learning requirements summarise the knowledge, skills, and understanding that students are expected to develop and demonstrate through their learning in Stage 1 Modern History.

In this subject, students are expected to:

  1.  understand and explore historical concepts
  2. understand and explore the role of ideas, people, and events in history
  3. analyse developments and/or movements in the modern world, and their short-term and long-term impacts 
  4. analyse ways in which societies in the modern world have been shaped by both internal and external forces and challenges
  5. apply the skills of historical inquiry to examine and evaluate sources and interpretations, and support arguments
  6. draw conclusions and communicate reasoned historical arguments.