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

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Curriculum content descriptions

developments in technology, public health, longevity and standard of living during the twentieth century, and concern for the environment and sustainability (ACOKFH024)

Elaborations
  • brainstorming forms of technology that have affected what people see and hear, where they go, and how they live
  • tracing key developments in technology since 1918 that have changed the world in the following areas: the household (radio, television, appliances), travel and trade (shipping, passenger jets), communications (invention of the microchip, satellites, digital technologies)
  • recognising the growth in the world’s population during the twentieth century, life expectancy changes in different parts of the world, and the depletion of natural resources
ScOT terms

Inventions,  Living standards,  Sustainable development,  Life expectancy,  Contemporary world,  Health care

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