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NSW Syllabuses

Objectives

Knowledge, understanding and skills

Early Stage 1 – Stage 3

Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding about the nature of history and key changes and developments from the past
  • develop knowledge and understanding about key historical concepts and develop the skills to undertake the process of historical inquiry.

Stages 4 and 5

Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the nature of history and significant changes and developments from the past, the modern world and Australia
  • develop knowledge and understanding of ideas, movements, people and events that shaped past civilisations, the modern world and Australia
  • develop skills to undertake the process of historical inquiry
  • develop skills to communicate their understanding of history.

Values and attitudes K–10

Students will value and appreciate:

  • history as a study of human experience
  • the opportunity to develop a lifelong interest in and enthusiasm for history
  • the nature of history as reflecting differing perspectives and viewpoints
  • the opportunity to contribute to a democratic and socially just society through informed citizenship
  • the contribution of past and present peoples to our shared heritage.