Modern History

SACE Credits: 20

Teacher: Amber Clark

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

In Modern History you will explore relationships among nations and groups; examine some significant and distinctive features of the world since 1945. There is quite a bit of reading in this topic.


There are two major topics explored as part of the course:

The Soviet Union and Russia (1945-c.2004) – which will cover nation leads the nation, search for a Communist solution, the collapse of Soviet Union and the search for the new identity.

The Struggle for Peace in the Middle East (1945 onwards) – an overview of conflicts, ideologies, tactics and impacts of conflicts, what were the national, regional and international responses.


School Assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Folio (50%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Independent Essay (20%)


External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Examination (30%)


The study of history provides the basis for a wide range of vocational pathways. Studying history leads to careers in areas such as administration, business, government, law and politics, the arts, education, entertainment, journalism, publishing and the mass media, museums and tourism.