Students investigate in depth The Cold War, a school-developed topic drawn from the content presented in the Stage 5 overviews, 'The Making of the Modern World' or 'The Modern World and Australia'.
- Explains and assess the historical forces that shaped the modern works and Australia HT5-1
- Sequences and explains the significant patterns of continuity and change in the development of the modern world and Australia HT5-2
- Explains and analyses the motives and actions of past individuals and groups in the historical contexts that shaped the modern world and Australia HT5-3
- Explains and analyses the causes and effects of events and developments in the modern world and Australia HT5-4
- Identifies and evaluates the usefulness of sources in the historical inquiry process HT5-5
- Uses relevant evidence from sources to support historical narratives, explanations and analyses of the modern world and Australia HT5-6
- Explains different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the modern world and Australia HT5-7
- Selects and analyses a range of historical sources to locate information relevant to an historical inquiry HT5-8
- Applies a range of relevant historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past HT5-9
- Selects and uses appropriate oral, written, visual and digital forms to communicate effectively about the past for different audiences HT5-10
Key Inquiry Questions for Stage 5:
- How did the nature of global conflict change during the twentieth century?
- What were the consequences of World War II? How did these consequences shape the modern world?
- How was Australian society affected by other significant global events and changes in this period?