New South Wales History curriculum framework and student outcomes

Reflections of a Nation: the History and Design of our National Capital has been designed to highlight relevant curriculum profiles for secondary school students up to Year 10.

Stage 5 - Australian History

Topic

Outcomes

Students learn about:

Activity

Topic 1

Australia in 1914

5.1 explains social, political and cultural developments and events and evaluates their impact on Australian life

5.5 identifies, comprehends and evaluates historical sources

5.8 locates, selects and organises relevant historical information from a number of sources, including ICT, to undertake historical enquiry

how people lived in Australia around the turn of the century

the reasons for Federation

Choosing the Site of the National Capital (unit 1)

The Figures of Federation (unit 1)

A Time for Federation (unit 1)

A Capital Competition
(unit 2)

Topic 3

Australia between the Wars

5.1 explains social, political and cultural developments and events and evaluates their impact on Australian life

5.4 sequences major historical events to show an understanding of continuity, change and causation

5.5 identifies, comprehends and evaluates historical sources

5.6 uses sources appropriately in an historical inquiry

5.7 explains different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past

5.8 locates, selects and organises relevant historical information from a number of sources, including ICT, to undertake historical enquiry

1920s

Section B: Individual
the contribution and significance of at least ONE significant individual from the 1920s

Section C: Event
the significance of at least ONE important event eg: construction of Canberra

1930s

Section B: Individual
the contribution and significance of at least ONE significant individual from the 1930s

Section C: Event
the significance of at least ONE important event

A Capital Competition
(unit 2)

An Ideal City Critical Analysis (unit 2)

Walter Burley Griffin Research Poster (unit 3)

Debate on Capital Hill (unit 4)

What’s in a Name? (unit 4)

New South Wales History
curriculum framework and student outcomes

Reflections of a Nation: the History and Design of our National Capital has been designed to highlight relevant curriculum profiles for secondary school students up to Year 10.

Stage 5 - Geography

Focus Area

Outcomes

Students learn about:

Activity

Focus Area 5A2

Changing Australian Communities

5.1 identifies, gathers and evaluates geographical information

5.2 analyses, organises and synthesises geographical information

5.3 selects and uses appropriate written, oral and graphic forms to communicate geographical information

5.4 selects and applies appropriate geographical tools

5.9 explains Australia’s links with other countries and its role in the global community

5.10 applies geographical knowledge, understanding and skills with knowledge of civics to demonstrate informed and active citizenship

Factors causing change in Australian communities
factors causing change including an overview of:

  • changing nature and patterns of work
  • cultural integration
  • demographic change
  • lifestyle expectations
  • new technologies

At least ONE Australian community:

factors that contribute to the community’s sense of identity

factors causing change in the community

individuals, groups and levels of government involved in the process of change

Choosing the Site of the National Capital (unit 1)

A Capital Competition (unit 2)

A Plan for the National Capital (unit 3)

National Capital Comparison (unit 3)

Urban Development of the National Capital (unit 3)

National Perceptions (unit 4)

Debate on Capital Hill (unit 4)

What’s in a Name? (unit 4)
(unit 5)

Commemoration in the Capital (unit 5)

Focus Area 5A4

Australia in Its Regional and Global Contexts

5.2 analyses, organises and synthesises geographical information

5.3 selects and uses appropriate written, oral and graphic forms to communicate geographical information

5.9 explains Australia’s links with other countries and its role in the global community

5.10 applies geographical knowledge, understanding and skills with knowledge of civics to demonstrate informed and active citizenship

Australia’s regional and global links

the ways Australia interacts with other nations including

  • culture
  • tourism

National Capitals Worldwide (unit 4)