Somerville Secondary College

History

History is the practice of understanding and making meaning of the past. It is also the study of the problems of establishing and representing that meaning. Students learn about their historical past, their shared history and the people, ideas and events that have created present societies and cultures. This study builds a conceptual and historical framework within which students can develop an understanding of the issues of their own time and place. It seeks to extend students’ cultural, economic, social and political understanding while developing analytical skills and using imagination. At VCE level, Year 11 students study Units 1 & 2 20th Century History and follow it in Year 12 with History Revolutions.