Modern History

SACE Credits: 10

Teacher: Amber Clark

In Modern History, you will have the opportunity to make sense of an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world by connecting the past and the present.


The course develops your skills in researching and reviewing sources within a framework of inquiry and critical analysis. We will explore some vital turning points in modern history. We will use historical inquiry to examine the plight of the Native Americans, anti-war movements, Imperialism, and how Revolution in Russia impacted its people and the Tsarist regime.


You will also have an opportunity to conduct your own historical study on a Human Rights abuse. The coursework consists of source analysis, creating your own sources, and essays.


There is a short exam to prepare you for Stage 2 Modern History. Though the study of history and in learning about the past, people are better able to understand how the present came to be.


  • Assessment Type 1: Historical Skills (70%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Historical Study (30%)


The study of Modern History at Stage 1 will give you a good foundation for studying Modern History at Stage 2.