Modern history

Students of modern history learn about past human experiences, increasing their understanding of society today. Through a study of modern history students are able to:

  • investigate significant features, issues, individuals and events from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries
  • understand the influence the past has on the present and future
  • analyse primary and secondary sources and test their own thoughts and ideas about historical events and issues
  • communicate about history in a variety of forms.

The NESA modern history page contains the syllabus and support materials including a sample assessment schedule, standards packages, HSC exam specifications and specimen papers.

Support materials

See the programming page for support materials for the new modern history syllabus.

HSC revision resource

Modern history revision resource (79.5KB) - use this to support students in their studies as they prepare for the HSC exam. The included activities can be used as part of classroom learning or set for independent study. The resource is designed to be used in part or in full to fit the contextual needs of your teaching.
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