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Brisbane Water Secondary College - Woy Woy Campus

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HSIE Year 10 Course Descriptions: Mandatory Courses


History develops in students an interest in and enjoyment of exploring the past. A study of History provides opportunities for examining events, people and societies from ancient, medieval and modern times, including twentieth-century Australia. Opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of civics and citizenship are a feature throughout the History Years 7–10 syllabus.

Students learn to apply the skills of investigating history, including analysing sources and evidence and sequencing major historical events to show an understanding of historical concepts including change and continuity, causation, contestability and significance. Students develop research and communication skills, and examine different perspectives to develop an empathetic understanding of a wide variety of viewpoints. Students also learn to construct logical historical arguments supported by relevant evidence and to communicate effectively about the past for different audiences and different purposes.

In Year 10, students learn of significant developments in the making of the modern world and Australia. The Rights and Freedoms of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and the American Civil Rights Movement is a mandatory study.