2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
Examines major changes in politics, economy and society beginning with reconstruction in 1865. The unit takes a critical approach to the subject of American history. Students question, connect, source and argue to consider a range of perspectives on the history of modern America. This class involves weekly discussions that rely on a combination of secondary historical analyses and primary sources.
- Reconstruction 1865–1877
- America's Gilded Age, 1870–1890
- Progressive Era, 1900–1916
- US and World War I, 1916–1920
- Roaring Twenties to Great Depression, Business to Bust 1920–1932
- The New Deal, 1932–1940
- World War II 1941–1945
- Cold War and American Culture, 1945–1960
- Sixties 1960–1968
- Nixon to Reagan: Conservatism 1969–1988
- Globalisation, 1989–
- America After September 11, 2001
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||articulate what they know of American history, explain how they came to know it and on what basis it can be claimed||Intellectual rigour|
|2||formulate a question for historical inquiry||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||identify the arguments made in American history sources||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||consider arguments that are different to their own||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||connect disparate sources of information||Intellectual rigour|
|6||organise and evaluate evidence to support claims about US history||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||narrate an episode in modern American history.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
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Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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