COMMUNITY AND HISTORY: CREATING STORIES OF PEOPLE AND PLACE

HIS2CHA

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students examine the links between communities and their histories, local environments and global, national and state histories. What different stories of people and place have been told in community histories? Whose memories and stories are often included/excluded in local histories/museums? How have community histories been contested? How could they be transformed? Why is history important to sustainable communities? How are digital technologies changing community history? Through undertaking a community history project on a theme of their choice, students will gain practical experience of research and in presenting history in engaging and accessible ways within their own communities.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Gilbert

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first year History or Art History and 15 credit points of another first year Humanities or Social Science subject

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HIS3CHA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse ethical and/or cultural issues raised by research into a historical topic.

Activities:
One 750-word review (of book or museum/exhibition) Community history output (essay or brochure or mini-exhibition display or website) One 750-word Examination (take-home)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Writing

02. Evaluate historians' lines of arguments and use of sources in relation to a particular historical problem, placing all in their contexts.

Activities:
One 750-word review (of book or museum/exhibition) One 750-word Examination (take-home)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

03. Focussing on time and context, analyse continuity and change.

Activities:
Community history output (essay or brochure or mini-exhibition display or website) One 750-word Examination (take-home)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Writing

04. In a team and/or individually, identify and assimilate primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about an aspect of the past.

Activities:
10-minute group oral presentation in class Community history output (essay or brochure or mini-exhibition display or website)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Teamwork
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

05. In a team and/or individually, produce an original historical work in response to a topic or debate.

Activities:
Community history output (essay or brochure or mini-exhibition display or website)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Teamwork

06. In a team and/or individually, write a sustained historical argument or narrative.

Activities:
Community history output (essay or brochure or mini-exhibition display or website)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

07. In a team, present orally an historical argument or narrative.

Activities:
10-minute group oral presentation in class
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Speaking
Creative Problem-solving

08. In representing a past, analyse images beside text.

Activities:
10-minute group oral presentation in class Community history output (essay or brochure or mini-exhibition display or website)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Teamwork
Writing
Creative Problem-solving

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