Framework for teaching

The Australian Curriculum: History can be found on the Australian Curriculum website. This document provides a framework for teaching and learning history.

  • The content to be studied is presented as topic outlines, overviews and content descriptions, listed as historical knowledge and understandings for each year level. A summary is provided in the Knowledge and understanding scope and sequence table (PDF, 167 KB). The most up-to-date version of this table may be downloaded from the Australian Curriculum website.
  • The inquiry process to be followed is evident in the inquiry questions and the historical skills listed for each year level. A summary is provided in the Historical skills scope and sequence table (PDF, 140 KB). The most up-to-date version of this table may be downloaded from the Australian Curriculum website
  • The key concepts of history are included to guide historical inquiry and to help develop students' historical knowledge and understanding.

     

    Key concepts F-Year 10
    Foundation - Year 2Year 3 - Year 6Year 7 - Year 10
     SourcesEvidence
    Continuity and changeContinuity and changeContinuity and change
    Cause and effectCause and effectCause and effect
    PerspectivesPerspectivesPerspectives
    EmpathyEmpathyEmpathy
    SignificanceSignificanceSignificance
      Contestability
  • The purpose or goal of student learning for each year level is reflected in the Achievement standards (PDF, 120 KB). The most up-to-date version of the achievement standards may be downloaded from the Australian Curriculum website.

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