Modern History is designed to enable students to acquire: Knowledge and understanding the skills associated with historical enquiry the skills to critically analyse and synthesise historical sources appreciate the forces that have shaped the modern world The course requires 120 hours of study in three parts: Part 1: Case Studies – 50% : at least 2 case studies : ONE must be from Europe, North America or Australia : ONE must be from Asia, the Pacific, Africa, the Middle East or Central/South America Part 2: Historical Investigation – 20% Can be integrated into any aspect of the course and need not be completed as one project. May be conducted individually or as a group Part 3: Core Study: 30% The World at the beginning of the 20th century Students will investigate the core study using a source-based approach as preparation for the first HSC topic. Term 1 – Case Study no. 1 – THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN THE USA IN THE 1950s AND 6Os then The Assassination of JFK Finish Historical Investigation – JFK And a Historical Investigation of your choice Then Case Study 2: Decolonisation in Indochina Core Study The world at the beginning of the 20th Century By studying these topics you will be examining the key features, individuals and events from the recent past (18th century to the present) which have shaped societies throughout the modern world. You will examine the concepts of change and continuity over time You will investigate historic events using a range of primary and secondary sources and assess their value in the process of historical enquiry Term 1 – SOURCE STUDY – CIVIL RIGHTS Term 2 – Historical Investigation Term 3 (early!) – Extended Response Indo China Term 3 (late!) – Final Exam 14 days Spring vacation 2014 Travel – flights/train/coach Accommodation - hotels Activities: visits to Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Hoi An (perhaps a side trip to Cambodia) To do what? 1) Experience the culture, political and social history of Indochina to support units of work studied in both Year 11 and 12 Modern History 2) by visiting temples, and both ancient and modern historical sites including the Cu Chi Tunnels and the official American War museum To be immersed in this wonderful Asian culture In the planning stage at present! Details of costs and itinerary should be available early in term 3 2013.