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