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Modern History is an incredible subject, that gives students the tools to not only understand the past – but also the present. From world wars to progressive movements, scientific and political breakthroughs to revolutions, Modern History charts you through humanity’s greatest highs, and lowest lows. Students will be required to form judgements on a variety of different historical issues across a wide array of contexts, using detail and historiography to back up their arguments. Modern history students need to be detail oriented, but also able to see the bigger picture, connecting events and personalities to broader historical trends, themes and issues.

Studying Modern History Year 12, at TuteSmart

Our modern history tutors are passionate about the subject, and love nothing more than passing on that love to the next generation of students. As succeeding in Modern History is 30% knowing the content, and 70% knowing how to apply the content, our classes focus on building upon the foundational skills, like essay writing and source analysis, so that when our students get into the exam, they are prepared for anything.

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HSC Modern History Year 12 Tutors


ATAR 95.5

HSC Modern History Year 12 Curriculum

Course Overview
SYLLABUS: Core Study Introduction
SKILLS: Our bias against bias
CORE STUDY: An overview of the peace treaties which ended World War I and their consequences.
CORE STUDY: The conditions that enabled dictators to rise to power in the interwar period
KEY THEMES: "This is no democracy": The nature and key features of a dictatorship.
CORE STUDY: An overview of the features of the dictatorships that emerged in Russia, Italy and Japan.
KEY THEMES: It’s all about ideology: understanding ideology and its impact on history.
SKILLS: Answering how to answer short answers: structure, integrating sources and your own knowledge
Core Study Practice Exam
CORE STUDY: The rise of the Nazi party and Hitler in Germany and the collapse of the Weimar Republic
CORE STUDY: The initial consolidation of Nazi Power 1933 – 1934. (With a welcome to new students)
SKILLS: Essay writing skills: types of essays, structure, constructing a thesis
KEY THEMES: Navigating 'isms'
CORE STUDY: The nature of Nazi ideology.
CORE STUDY: The role of prominent individuals in the Nazi state
SKILLS: Telling Tales?: writing analytically and avoiding narrative
CORE STUDY: The various methods used by the Nazi regime to exercise control
CORE STUDY: The impact of the Nazi regime on life in Germany and the opposition to the Nazi regime.
AN Half Yearly Exams
CORE STUDY: The ambitions of Germany in Europe and Japan in the Asia Pacific
AN Half Yearly Exam Review
SKILLS: Let's Write an Essay!
SKILLS: Dazzle with Detail: collating, studying and effectively integrating detail
SYLLABUS: National Study Introduction
NATIONAL STUDY: Russia Survey/Bolshevik Ideology and the Russian Revolution
KEY THEMES: Connecting the dots: seeing history as a series of interconnected events, and understanding change and transformation. Understanding and integrating key themes and issues (e.g. leadership, opportunism, ideology, etc.)
SKILLS: Let's Write an Essay!
NATIONAL STUDY: Bolsheviks and Power Struggle post-Lenin/How did Stalin rise to power?
NATIONAL STUDY: Soviet State under Stalin/Economic Transformation of the USSR under Stalin
NATIONAL STUDY: Soviet State under Stalin/Social and Cultural Transformation of the USSR under Stalin
ATAR Notes Trials
ATAR Notes Trials
Trial Review/Progress Meetings
NATIONAL STUDY: Soviet State under Stalin/Stalinism as Totalitarianism
SKILLS: Studying for Modern/Exam Techniques
NATIONAL STUDY: Soviet Foreign Policy/The nature and effectiveness of Soviet Foreign Policy
SKILLS: He said, she said: Understanding debates and effective integration of historiography
PRACTICE EXAM - Short Answers
Final Progress Meetings
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