Popular culture 1945 – present

Assessment task

In a response of two pages, identify the main forces in Australian popular culture in the period since World War II, and explain how they have contributed to continuities and changes in the Australian way of life in that period.

Your response must also include a section showing evidence of planning, and an annotated bibliography indicating the sources of information you have accessed to prepare the response.

See:
Year 10 assessment task marking guidelines (PDF, 113 KB)
Year 10 assessment sample response and marker comments (PDF, 187 KB)

Skills, achievement standards, content targeted
Skills
  • Use chronological sequencing to demonstrate the relationship between events and developments in different periods and places
  • Identify and select different kinds of questions about the past to inform historical inquiry
  • Process and synthesise information from a range of sources for use as evidence in a historical argument
  • Develop texts, particularly descriptions and discussions that use evidence from a range of sources that are referenced.
  • Develop texts, particularly descriptions and discussions that use evidence from a range of sources that are referenced
Achievement standards
  • Explain patterns of change and continuity over time
  • Develop and justify their own interpretations about the past
  • Develop texts, particularly explanations and discussions, incorporating historical argument
  • Use historical terms and concepts, evidence identified in sources and reference these sources.
Content
  • Developments in popular culture in post-war Australia and their impact on society, including the introduction of television and rock ’n’ roll
  • Continuity and change in beliefs and values that have influenced the Australian way of life.

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