Forging a Nation: Australian History 1920-Present
Witness the growth of a nation and the birth of its identity. Gain an Australian perspective on the World Wars, the Great Depression and the Cold War. Map the rise of Aboriginal activism. Zero in on political figures like Menzies, Hawke and Howard.
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- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- analyse the progression from a 'white' Australia to a multicultural society
- identify pivotal historical events that forged the direction of the modern nation
- deconstruct and evaluate historical processes and ideologies
- explore the impact of globalisation and Australian identity politics.
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Students will develop an understanding of Australia's twentieth century history up to the present, particularly concepts of identity that derive from major events in the past. Such major events include: the aftermath of the First World War, the Great Depression; consolidation and rise of Aboriginal activism, World War II in both Europe and the Pacific and its' role in diminishing Australia's place in the British empire, the post-war baby boom, and the social and cultural impact of immigration, cold war conservatism of the 1950s, the end of the Menzies era and the Hawke and Keating years, pendulous swings in achievements and setbacks in Indigenous self-determination in the 1990s, dominated by the Howard era and where South Australia fits into the national narrative.
- 1000 words (20%)
- 2000 words (50%)
- 1500 words (30%)
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