History is the latest subject from the Australian Curriculum to be implemented at Sacred Heart School. It replaces the Time, Continuity and Change strand from Studies of Society and Environment.
History is a disciplined process of inquiry into the past that develops students' curiosity and imagination. It promotes the understanding of societies, events, movements and developments that have shaped humanity from earliest times helping students appreciate how the world and its people have changed, as well as the significant continuities that exist to the present day.
The study of History uses an inquiry approach to learning about personal, family, local, state or territory, national, regional and world history. The emphasis in primary years is on Australian history in its world history context. By following this our student will meet the aims of the Australian Curriculum:
- 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.
Excerpts from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/History