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2007 OCTOBER 11

Guide to the Teaching of Australian History in Years 9 and 10

Prime minister John Howard announces the completetion of the "Guide to the Teaching of Australian History in Years 9 and 10" developed by the Australian History Curriculum Reference Group.The Guide aims to provide the rationale and objectives for the study of Australian history in Years 9 and 10 as a separate subject in schools across Australia.

It outlines:

the skills students should acquire through this study;

a programme of study built around a series of Topics and key Milestones which inform a chronological approach; and

a range of historical perspectives to provide a context for these Topics and to help students to pursue in-depth studies.

The Guide does not specify required outcomes and related assessment techniques, nor does it offer a guide to teaching resources. Consideration of outcomes, assessment techniques, and detailed curriculum and associated resources required to support the programme, will be the next priority in developing a national curriculum in Australian history.

The Guide will inform the development of core curricula standards for Australian history in Year 10 being progressed through the Realising Our Potential core curricula standards initiative.

Click here to view the "Guide to Teaching Australian History"

Click here to read John Howard's press realase

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