Public, popular and academic histories

A unit where students review and critique the features and roles of public, academic and popular histories to support the study of History Extension.

They compare work on a single subject from these three types of history. The investigation culminates with a collaborative project in which students representing the three types of history work together to plan a program of events and writing focused on a contemporary historical issue.

Focus questions

  • What different interpretations exist of the historical or historiographical issue? Why do those interpretations differ?
  • What is your position on the issue?
  • How does your position compare to existing sources on the issue?


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Modern History Extension Stage 6 Syllabus (2017) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2017

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