Stage 2 | Assessment Type 1: Historical Skills
Assessment Type 1: Historical Skills
Students complete five historical skills assessments.
Students apply their skills of historical inquiry to research, explore, interpret, and communicate their understanding of ideas, people, and events in history. They apply their historical literacy skills, using historical sources, interpreting historical texts, and analysing and synthesising evidence to support and develop a reasoned argument on historical questions.
Two assessments must be based on the topic from ‘Modern Nations’ and three assessments must be based on the topic from ‘The World since 1945’.
Together, the five assessments comprise a maximum of 5000 words if written, or the equivalent in oral or multimodal form, where six minutes is equivalent to 1000 words.
Student work should be their own. See Supervision and verification of student work.
Teachers can access student samples for assessment type 1 via PLATO.
Documents and Media (Global)
Modern Nations (Topics 1-6)
- Topic 1 - Australia - Article for Newsletter22KB
- Topic 3 - Germany - The liberal experiment - Essay530KB
- Topic 3 - Germany - The Weimar Government - Sources Analysis Sheet4.5MB
- Topic 3 - Germany - The Weimar Government - Sources Analysis77KB
- Topic 4 - Russia - Historical Atlas26KB
- Topic 5 - Indonesia - Film Review28KB
- Topic 6 - China - Empathetic Reportage26KB
- Topic 1 - Australia - Article for Newsletter
The World Since 1945 (Topics 7-12)
- Topic 10 - Struggle for Peace in the Middle East- Source Analysis Commentary22KB
- Topic 11 - Challenges to Peace and Security - Primary Sources Trail26KB
- Topic 11 - Challenges to Peace and Security - Story Board27KB
- Topic 9 - Self Determination in South East Asia - Interactive Poster27KB
- Topic 9 - Self Determination in South East Asia - Museum Exhibit24KB
- Topic 10 - Struggle for Peace in the Middle East- Source Analysis Commentary