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Interwar period - America and Russia

VCE History Area of Study 2: Social & Cultural Change

A topic guide on the social life and cultural expression in the late nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century, and their relation to the technological, political and economic changes of the period.

Key skills to draw upon:

  • ask and use a range of historical questions to explore how everyday life changed prior to World War Two
  • analyse sources for use as evidence
  • identify the perspectives of people and how perspectives changed over time
  • identify different historical interpretations about continuities in and changes to everyday life 
  • analyse the causes and consequences of changes to everyday life 
  • explain how social and cultural conditions changed and/or stayed the same 
  • evaluate the significance of events, ideas, individuals and movements that influenced and resisted change 
  • construct arguments about social and cultural continuity and change using sources as evidence.

Key questions:

  • How did society and culture change?
  • How did cultural life both reflect and challenge the prevailing political, economic and social conditions?
  • How did ideologies contribute to continuities and changes in society and culture?
  • What role did individuals, groups and movements play in social and cultural continuity and/ or change?
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