History is a compulsory subject for all Year 10 students at Darwin High School. Students will complete one semester of History.

Course details

  • Further study This course prepares students for all Stage 1 History courses.

About the subject

The Year 10 curriculum covers the history of Australia and the Modern World from 1918 to the present. The twentieth century was an important period in Australia’s social, cultural, economic and political development. The transformation of the modern world during a period of global conflict and international cooperation provides a necessary context for understanding Australia’s development and Australia’s place within the Asia-Pacific region.

Subject content

The course begins with an Overview of Australia in the Modern World. The study of History will occur through depth studies. Depth Studies are a closer investigation of a particular topic which allows time for more detailed discussion. It provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply the concepts and skills of historical understanding to events, periods, people and societies of particular significance. Depth studies commonly employ close reading of historical texts, investigation of primary sources, activities (such as site and museum visits) and student inquiries. Depth studies are mandated by the Australian Curriculum, they are:

  • World War II
  • Rights and Freedoms
  • The Globalising World


  • Sources Analysis
  • Folio

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