Unit 1 looks at society’s response to change during the interwar period (1919-1939). This includes cultural, ideological, technological and social changes. One or more historical contexts (events) will be studied in depth.
Unit 2 looks at some of the major themes and principle events of post-World War II history and the ways in which individuals and communities responded to the political, economic, social and technological developments. One or more historical contexts (events) will be studied in depth
1918 - 1939
Area of Study 1: Ideology and Conflict
Area of Study 2: Social and Cultural Change
1945 - 2000
Area of Study 1: Competing Ideologies
Area of Study 2: Challenge and Change
The VCE Study Deisgn for History: Twentieth Century, states assessment tasks over Units 1 and 2 should include the following:
In addition to the above tasks as SACs, students can expect to complete learning activities that involve:
Each Unit has an end of semester written exam.
Studying History leads to an array of occupations (historiography, archaeology, anthropology, criminology, cultural heritage office, foreign affairs and trade, writing, editing, journalism, tourism, research, data analysis, education, human resources, museum curator, among others).
The skills required to be successful in VCE History (analysis of cause and effect, evaluation of sources, communicating ideas through the written word) are invaluable and do not tie down to one field of expertise or occupation.
Before undertaking VCE History, you should have satisfactorily completed a Year 10 History unit and demonstrated sufficient competency in all skill areas, or be prepared to complete catch-up work.
Possible excursion each semester (approx. $30)
Units 1 & 2: One textbook per unit.