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Revolutions in the Modern World (M Unit Only) Value 1.0


Student Profile

Student with a mild to moderate intellectual disability. Records maintained at the College.

Prerequisites

Nil


Specific Unit Goals

This unit should enable students to:



A unit before Modification

M unit after Modification

  • recognise historical information and themes

  • communicate a logically developed and focussed argument to convey historical positions or ideas

  • demonstrate knowledge, awareness and understanding of causes, significant individuals, social groups, places, and events related to the revolutions of the modern world

  • identify significant individuals, social groups, places, events, movements and technologies related to the revolutions of the modern world.

  • identify how revolutions start and change over time

  • consider the role of ideas, movements and leaders in revolution

  • evaluate the impact and outcomes, including the nature of the new society created by the revolution

  • communicate the legacy and impact of various revolutions


Content

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M unit after Modification

A study of this unit should include a comparison of at least two of the following content areas. There is scope for some areas to be treated in more depth than others. Topics for study will be guided by teacher expertise and student interest.

The Nature of Revolutions

What is a Revolution?

Models of Revolution

Examples of Revolutions:

The English Revolution (1625-1689)

The Industrial Revolution

The American Revolution

The French Revolution

The Russian Revolution

The Chinese Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

The Islamic Revolution


A study of this unit should include a comparison of at least two of the following content areas. There is scope for some areas to be treated in more depth than others. Topics for study will be guided by teacher expertise and student interest.

The Nature of Revolutions

What is a Revolution?

Models of Revolution

Examples of Revolutions:

The English Revolution (1625-1689)

The American Revolution

The French Revolution

The Russian Revolution

The Chinese Revolution



For each revolution, there will be three aspects to consider:

1. The Old Regime and the origins of the Revolution

Political, social and economic life in pre-revolutionary society

Causes of tension

Reasons for government unwillingness or inability to adjust


For each revolution, there will be three aspects to consider:

1. The Old Regime and the origins of the Revolution

Political, social and economic life in pre-revolutionary society


2. Revolutionary events, ideas, movements and leaders

Turning points and chronology of the revolution

Leading personalities of the revolution

Ideas/ideologies of the revolution

Revolutionary movements/groups/organisations


2. Revolutionary events, ideas, movements and leaders

Turning points and chronology of the revolution

Leading personalities of the revolution

Ideas/ideologies of the revolution

Revolutionary movements/groups/organisations


3. The New Society (move forward to a post revolutionary stage)

Impact and legacy of the Revolution



3. The New Society (move forward to a post revolutionary stage)

Impact and legacy of the Revolution




Teaching and Learning Strategies

Refer to page 30.

Assessment

Refer to pages 32.




Student Capabilities




Evidence could be in:

Student Capabilities

Goals

Content

Teaching and Learning

Assessment

Creative and critical thinkers










Enterprising problem-solvers













Skilled and empathetic communicators










Informed and ethical decision-makers












Environmentally and culturally aware citizens












Confident and capable users of technologies












Independent and self-managing learners












Collaborative team members













Resources

Refer to pages 41-49 for resource.




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