History is organised by two strands: Historical Concepts and Skills and Historical Knowledge.
Historical Concepts and Skills are fundamental to the discipline of history and provide a structure for the development of historical understanding.
|Historical Sources as evidence|
|Continuity and change|
|Cause and effect (from Level 3)|
The Historical Knowledge strand provides the contexts through which particular concepts and skills are to be developed and applied.
Levels A – D
Foundation – Level 2
|Levels 3 and 4||Community, remembrance and celebrations|
|Levels 5 and 6||The Australian colonies|
|Australia as a nation|
|Levels 7 and 8||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures|
|Ancient world and early civilisations|
|Middle Ages and early exploration|
|Levels 9 and 10||The making of the modern world|
|The modern world and Australia|
An annotated example of the History curriculum is available and is designed to assist teachers to understand the how to view the elaborations in Levels 7 and 8 and Levels 9 and 10.
In History, students progress along a curriculum continuum that provides the first achievement standard at Foundation–Level 2 and then at Levels 4, 6, 8 and 10.
A 'Towards Foundation Levels A to D' curriculum is provided for students with disabilities or additional learning needs in this curriculum area.