ATAR Notes: HSC Year 11 Modern History Notes

Author: Lily Rodgers & Madeline Gass, Publisher: ATAR Notes

These Year 11 Modern History Notes contain detailed summaries for the core topics. There are also overviews of the most common case studies (The Decline and Fall of the Romanov Dynasty, The Meiji Restoration, and World War I). You’ll find an abundance of evidence, quotes, and analysis, as well as some fantastic advice from two high-achieving former students. In these pages, they share their tips and tricks for success in this content-heavy but incredibly rewarding subject.


  • I: Investigating Modern History
  • 1 The Nature of Modern History
  • 2 Case Studies
    • 2.1 The Decline and Fall of the Romanov Dynasty
    • 2.2 The Meiji Restoration
  • II: The Shaping of the Modern World – World War I
  • 1 Topic 5 - World War I
  • III: The Historical Investigation
  • 1 How to choose a topic
  • 2 Using historical concepts
  • 3 Writing a thesis statement
  • 4 Locating a range of sources
  • 5 Interrogating a source's perspective and reliability (incorporating historiography)
  • 6 How to structure your essay
  • 7 Common mistakes and how to avoid them

About the Authors

Both co-authors achieved top HSC results and have gone on to give tutor and lecture Modern to hundreds of students. Lily Rodgers graduated with subject scores of 95 in Modern History and 48 in History Extension. She was a HSC All-Rounder and is now a Daylell Scholar at The University of Sydney where she studies Politics and International Relations. Madeline Gass also earned outstanding scores of 93 in Modern and 48 in History Extension. She now studies Arts and Advanced Studies at The University of Sydney with a double major of Archeology and International and Global Studies.

More Information
Year Level Year 11
Edition 1st
Date of Publication 2020
ISBN 9781922394095
Subject History, Modern History
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