History / Year 10 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / Overview of the modern world and Australia

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Curriculum content descriptions

continuing efforts post-World War II to achieve lasting peace and security in the world, including Australia‚Äôs involvement in UN peacekeeping (ACOKFH021)

  • creating a chronological account of conflicts in which Australia has been involved and the resources (for example, soldiers, equipment, intelligence) that Australia committed to each conflict
  • outlining the purpose of the United Nations and the key places where Australia has been involved in UN peacekeeping, such as East Timor (Timor-Leste)
ScOT terms

Intergovernmental organisations,  Contemporary world,  Peacekeeping

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How does the United Nations work?

Watch this clip to learn how the United Nations (the UN) works. It was established in 1945. What is its purpose?  What are some of the major areas it deals with? Which countries are permanent members of the Security Council? And what is the General Assembly? Can you list some of the achievements of the UN? Why not do some ...

Teacher resource

UN Peacekeeping

A sample program for Stage 5 Depth Study 6 providing teaching strategies, suggested resources and sample worksheets. United Nations Peacekeeping is designed to provide a clear insight into the formation and working of the United Nations and to Australia’s role within that organisation in the Post-War period. Links toYouTube ...

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How was the modern world created?

This 11 minute video in two parts offers an overview of the three forces of change in the past 100 years which helped create the modern world. Part 1 looks at how the three drivers of change - global exchange networks, competitive markets and increasing use of energy - began to operate with more and more power. Part 2 looks ...

Interactive Resource

Invictus Games Sydney 2018 – HSIE – Stage 5

This module, The modern world and Australia – Australia's involvement in recent conflict, explores Australia's involvement in contemporary conflict and peacekeeping missions, the role of service personnel through time and stories of contemporary service personnel who are competing in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. This ...