The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards. In Levels 9 and 10, students study the making of the modern world from 1750 to 1918 and the modern world and Australia from 1918–present. It covers the period of industrialisation and rapid change in the ways people lived, worked and thought, the era of nationalism and imperialism, and the colonisation of Australia which was part of the expansion of European power. The period 1750 – 1918 culminated in World War I 1914-1918, the ‘war to end all wars’. The history of the modern world and Australia from 1918 to the present, has an emphasis on Australia in its global context. The twentieth century became a critical period in Australia’s social, cultural, economic and political development. The transformation of the modern world during a time of political turmoil, global conflict and international cooperation provides a necessary context for understanding Australia’s development, its place within the Asia-Pacific region, and its global standing.
Detailed information on the National Curriculum for the learning area of history. Covers Foundation year (Prep) to Year 10. Includes content descriptions, key inquiry questions, and achievement standards for each year level.
Victorian Essential Learning Standards main page for The Humanities, which includes links to sample teaching units and assessment maps, among other useful resources. Specific Humanities subject areas are: Economics, Geography and History.
This site contains links to History-related learning and teaching support materials such as websites, publications, assessment examples, professional learning support and links to current research in the area of History education.
This page from the State Library of Victoria supports the teaching and learning of history from years 7 to 12. It has a range of resources, including activities and worksheets, as well as dedicated resource kits (units). Students can also delve into the ‘Explore history' section, which tells the stories of Victoria's social, political and cultural development with original documents and images that they can use in assignments.