The Australian Curriculum: History aims to ensure that children and young people develop:

• interest in, and enjoyment of, historical study for lifelong learning and work, including their capacity and willingness to be informed and active citizens

• knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the past and the forces that shape societies, including Australian society

• understanding and use of historical concepts, such as evidence, continuity and change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy, significance and contestability

• capacity to undertake historical inquiry, including skills in the analysis and use of sources, and in explanation and communication.