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​Awareness of history is an essential characteristic of any society, fundamental to understanding ourselves and others.  It promotes the understanding of societies, events, movements and developments that have shaped humanity from earliest times.  History study helps us appreciate how the world and its people have changed and gives consideration to the possibilities of why events have occurred.  The study of history is based on evidence and artefacts derived from remains of the past.

The Australian Curriculum: History is organised into two interrelated strands:

  • Historical Knowledge and Understanding – personal, family, local, state/territory, national, regional and world history with a particular emphasis on Australian history in its world history context from Prep to Year 7.

  • Historical Skills – skills used in the process of historical inquiry e.g. chronology, terms and concepts, asking questions about history, analysis and use of sources, perspectives and interpretations, explanation and communication.

At Kimberley Park State School, our study of history involves investigation and inquiry into our personal, regional, national and global past, communicating and sharing our findings through a range of techniques and modes.