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 2||Year 3 - Year 6||Year 7 - Year 10|
|Continuity and change||Continuity and change||Continuity and change|
|Cause and effect||Cause and effect||Cause and effect|
| || ||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.