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 three iPads for your school!
The US Studies Centre's Debate the Future of America competition is on again in 2014! Open to teams from NSW high schools, the competition commences in July with the grand final at the University of Sydney’s Open Day in August. The winners will receive three iPads for their school. Applications close 30 June 2014.
2014 History Teachers' Association NSW Extension History Prize
The US Studies Centre is pleased to be partnering 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
For full competition details and to enter visit the History Teachers Association NSW website.
Closing date 15 September 2014.
Past activities for high school students
VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
High profile US politicians are already blaming Russian separatists for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. Research associate Tom Switzer says the Obama administration has rightly been cautious in its response at this early stage.
Centre guest Kathleen Burk, the professor emerita of modern and contemporary history at University College London, discusses the shared history of the United States and the United Kingdom, beginning by considering whether the relationship should be considered a special one.