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Western civilisation. Now an optional extra

8 July 2021

4:00 AM

8 July 2021

4:00 AM

Under the current proposed Humanities and Social Sciences national curriculum review produced by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority, it’s possible for students to remain completely ignorant of the foundations of Western civilisation.  

The 267-page Draft Curriculum is available here. The changes to the current curriculum, which include the removal of a reference to our “Christian heritage” in the Year 7 curriculum, are listed here. 

So which topics are deemed so important that all Australian students must learn them, and which are deemed merely optional?  

Ancient Greece, which gave us philosophy, rationalism, democracy, and tragedyoptional.

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