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Humanities

Duration Whole year

  • Introduction

Humanities is a study of human progress considering how people have organised themselves into societies over time and how they have interacted with their physical environments. Humanities focuses upon a complex range of knowledge comprised of a mix of traditional disciplines and vocational and integrated studies. These include the disciplines of History, Geography, Environmental Studies, Economics, Legal and Political Studies.

Purpose

Humanities provides a framework for the development of students’ knowledge and understanding of Australian society, societies in other times and countries, local and global environments and the interaction of people within that environment.

Students develop skills and concepts from two disciplines of Humanities – History and Geography. Underpinning the course is the inquiry based learning method, historical reasoning and analysis and the development of geospatial skills.

Areas of Study

History

  1. Inter War Years
  2. World War 2

Geography

  1. Global Inequality and Wellbeing
  2. Land Degradation

Electives

Students will select one Elective per Semester to be studied on top of the areas notes above.

History Skills

Analysis and interpretation of evidence

Contestability

Cause and effect

Continuity and change

Geography Skills

Observing collecting and recording,

Questioning and representing

Evaluating data

Interpreting, analyzing and concluding

Humanities Skills

Description

Summary

Synthesis

Analysis

Interpretation

Evaluation

Assessment Tasks

A range is developed to suit the needs of individuals.

  1. Research assignment
  2. Source Analysis
  3. Essay/Report
  4. Data Analysis and interpretation
  5. Tests