Year 9 | History


The Year 9 History curriculum provides a study of the making of the modern world from 1750 to 1918, which was an era of nationalism and imperialism. The colonisation of Australia was part of the expansion of European power. The period culminated in World War I (1914-1918), the “War to end all wars”.

The History content at this year level comprises two strands: Historical Concepts and Skills and Historical Knowledge.

Topics studied include:

  • Movement of peoples from 1750-1901 and their experiences as convicts or free settlers and the making of the Australian nation.

  • Students conclude the unit by investigating key aspects of World War I and Australia’s involvement, both on the battlefield and the homefront.

The Economics and Geography units studied in the other semester of the History stream complement the History topics. The Economics unit focuses on the concept of economy and on managing personal finances. The Geography unit focuses on the ways food is grown and accessed around the world, and how we are globally interconnected through food.

Unit Assessment

Unit Assessments could include:

  • Document Analysis

  • Essay

  • Research Task

  • Unit Test

  • Financial Literacy tasks (Economics)

  • Mapping and Data Tasks (Geography)