Start University in Year 11
America: Prophecy, Power, Politics
America: Prophecy, Power, Politics is a Board of Studies endorsed HSC course that offers Year 11 and Year 12 students the opportunity to develop university-standard writing and critical thinking skills, and earn credit towards a tertiary degree. Offered by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, America: Prophecy, Power, Politics covers new and exciting ground outside the HSC curriculum to enrich the study and understanding of the United States.
Win great prizes for your school!
The US Studies Centre's Debate the Future of America competition sees teams from NSW high schools debating issues pertinent to the future of the United States. The competition commences in July with the grand final at the University of Sydney’s Open Day in August. In previous years the winning team has received three iPads for their school.
2014 History Teachers' Association NSW Extension History Prize
The US Studies Centre is pleased to partner with the History Teachers' Association NSW to offer a special category prize for their Extension History Prize.
The Extension History Essay Prize is for NSW high school students and is open to essays that:
- Satisfy the requirements of the NSW HSC Extension Project
- Are the product of genuine research
Represent ‘interesting and well written history’
Special Category – American Studies Prize
This category is sponsored by the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. The prize will be awarded to the best essay on any topic relating to US history or American Studies.
Prizes: 1st - $300, 2nd - $200
Entries have now closed.
Past activities for high school students
VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
Director of the Centre's Women in Leadership initiative Melissa Grah-McIntosh discusses the upcoming International Dialogue on Women in Leadership and why gender equality remains an important issue for the US, Australia, and the world.
Centre lecturer Rodney Taveira discusses the cult television show The Wire, what it reveals about American culture and how television offers a window into contemporary issues in the US.