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The Australian curriculum: History aims to ensure that students develop:

  • Interest in, and enjoyment of, historical study for lifelong learning and work, including their capacity and willingness to be informed and active citizens.
  • Knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the past and the forces that shape societies, including Australian society.
  • Understanding and use of historical concepts, such as evidence, continuity and change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy, significance and contestability.
  • Capacity to undertake historical inquiry, including skills in the analysis and use of sources, and in explanation and communication.


The foundation - year 10 Australian curriculum: geography aims to ensure that students develop:

  • A sense of wonder, curiosity and respect about places, people, cultures and environments throughout the world.
  • A deep geographical knowledge of their own locality, Australia, the Asia region and the world.
  • The ability to think geographically, using geographical concepts.
  • The capacity to be competent, critical and creative users of geographical inquiry methods and skills.
  • As informed, responsible and active citizens who can contribute to the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable, and socially just world.