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NSW Syllabuses

Outcomes

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Early Stage 1 – Stage 3

Table of objectives and outcomes

Objectives
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

Early Stage 1 outcomes
A student:

Stage 1 outcomes
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Stage 2 outcomes
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Stage 3 outcomes
A student:

HTe-1 communicates stories of their own family heritage and the heritage of others
HT1-1 communicates an understanding of change and continuity in family life using appropriate historical terms
HT2-1 identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the world
HT3-1 describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia
 
HT1-2 identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time
HT2-2 describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time
HT3-2 describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time
 
HT1-3 describes the effects of changing technology on people's lives over time
HT2-3 describes people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects
HT3-3 identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society
   
HT2-4 describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia
HT3-4 describes and explains the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
HTe-2 demonstrates developing skills of historical inquiry and communication
HT1-4 demonstrates skills of historical inquiry and communication
HT2-5 applies skills of historical inquiry and communication
HT3-5 applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

Stages 4 and 5

Table of objectives and outcomes

Objectives
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

Stage 4 outcomes
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Stage 5 outcomes
A student:

HT4-1 describes the nature of history and archaeology and explains their contribution to an understanding of the past
HT5-1 explains and assesses the historical forces and factors that shaped the modern world and Australia
HT4-2 describes major periods of historical time and sequences events, people and societies from the past
HT5-2 sequences and explains the significant patterns of continuity and change in the development of the modern world and Australia
HT4-3 describes and assesses the motives and actions of past individuals and groups in the context of past societies
HT5-3 explains and analyses the motives and actions of past individuals and groups in the historical contexts that shaped the modern world and Australia
HT4-4 describes and explains the causes and effects of events and developments of past societies over time
HT5-4 explains and analyses the causes and effects of events and developments in the modern world and Australia

Objectives
Students:

  • develop skills to undertake the process of historical inquiry

Stage 4 outcomes
A student:

Stage 5 outcomes
A student:

HT4-5 identifies the meaning, purpose and context of historical sources
HT5-5 identifies and evaluates the usefulness of sources in the historical inquiry process
HT4-6 uses evidence from sources to support historical narratives and explanations
HT5-6 uses relevant evidence from sources to support historical narratives, explanations and analyses of the modern world and Australia
HT4-7 identifies and describes different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past
HT5-7 explains different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the modern world and Australia
HT4-8 locates, selects and organises information from sources to develop an historical inquiry
HT5-8 selects and analyses a range of historical sources to locate information relevant to an historical inquiry

Objectives
Students:

  • develop skills to communicate their understanding of history

Stage 4 outcomes
A student:

Stage 5 outcomes
A student:

HT4-9 uses a range of historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past
HT5-9 applies a range of relevant historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past
HT4-10 selects and uses appropriate oral, written, visual and digital forms to communicate about the past
HT5-10 selects and uses appropriate oral, written, visual and digital forms to communicate effectively about the past for different audiences

Years 7–10 Life Skills outcomes

For some students with special education needs, particularly those students with an intellectual disability, it may be determined that the Stage 4 and Stage 5 outcomes and content are not appropriate. For these students, Life Skills outcomes and content can provide a relevant and meaningful program. Refer to the Introduction for further information about curriculum options for students with special education needs. Years 7–10 Life Skills outcomes and content are in the Life Skills section.