A conceptual planning approach to history for small schools

A supplementary document aimed to support small schools implement the history K-10 syllabus.

Using a conceptual approach and engaging with the six identified historical concepts, this document will help teachers support students across stages to engage with historical content and concepts to provide meaningful learning experiences.

The six historical concepts aligned with the History K-10 Syllabus are:

  • Continuity and change
  • Cause and effect
  • Significance
  • Perspectives
  • Empathetic understanding
  • Contestability (Stage 3 only)


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from History K-10 (2012) Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012

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