Modern History

SACE Credits: 10

Teacher: Amber Clark

The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future, rings true in this subject. We’ll explore some important turning points in modern history. We will use historical inquiry to examine:


  • The Plight of the Native Americans
  • How Revolution in Russia impacted its people and the Tsarist regime
  • World War 2: Patriotism on the Homefront
  • Social Movements that Changed the World


You will also have an opportunity to conduct your own Historical Study researching such topics as:


  • The Importance of Human Rights
  • Heroes versus Villains


The coursework consists of sources analysis, creating your own sources, and essays.


There is a short exam to prepare you for Stage 2 Modern History. Through 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.