Interpretations of history can differ and even contradict one another. In Australia, the views of history held by Indigenous people and those of colonising societies are generally remarkably different. With a critical understanding of this contingent and relational view of history, students will apply analytical skills to develop and demonstrate an understanding of these differing standpoints and how they are reflected in modern Australia. Students will explore and critique important historical events and contemporary social issues, so as to understand them from a position outside the dominant cultural context. With the aim of creating a more inclusive social framework in Australia, students are asked to consider the question - What might a more reconciled history of Australia look like and how might a differently articulated history shape our contemporary actions?
SEMESTER 1 | 2019