This semester long subject focuses on Australia’s experiences in WWII and the society which developed after this. In-depth studies into Australia’s Pacific campaign in WWII, the Holocaust, and Indigenous Australian’s struggle for rights, allows students to extend their historical thinking skills.
World War II
Rights and Freedoms
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 10-12 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.
There is no textbook required for this subject however there will be a compulsory excursion. Excursions give a different perspective to the topic, in any subject, and are a valuable learning experience. Learning tasks will, and major assignments and even the end of semester exam could, focus on learning experienced on the excursion, therefore, it is vital to attend.
The causes of WWII are directly related to the results of WWI. WWI is studied in Year 9 Humanities. Additional catch-up work may be required if you do not have a sufficient understanding of WWI.
Possible excursion (approx. $30)
VCAA VCE History Units 1 and 2 Index Page - this will lead you to the study design for VCE History.