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Content description VCHHK135

History / Levels 9 and 10 / Historical Knowledge / The making of the modern world / Australia and Asia
Content description
Significant events and influencing ideas in the development of the society, including different perspectives of the events at the time and different historical interpretations and debates
  1. Australia Show elaborations
    • discussing the rise of nationalist sentiment in Australia in the mid to late nineteenth century
    • sequencing the key events and ideas in the development of Australian self-government and democracy, including women's voting rights
    • explaining the factors that contributed to federation and the development of democracy in Australia, including defence concerns, the 1890s depression, nationalist ideals, egalitarianism, the Westminster system
  2. Asia Show elaborations
    • explaining the position of the Asian society in relation to other nations in the world around the turn of the twentieth century, including the influence of key ideas such as nationalism
    • investigating the fall of the Shogun and the Meiji Restoration, rise of nationalism, militarism and expansionism, confrontation between Japan and China, and with Western powers, for example, the Russo-Japanese war, and the emergence of Japan as a major world power
    • describing the activities of Christian missionaries in China and the outcomes of the Boxer Rebellion
    • analysing the significant causes and effects of the Indian Great Rebellion 1857
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