Humanities is a fascinating and enjoyable subject. It helps us understand the changes in societies and countries over time, investigate the development of the world’s resources and try to predict future trends for our lifestyles and the use of our environment.
The skills covered in Humanities encourage students to constantly question and evaluate the world around them and promote stewardship of the environment as global citizens.
The four topics that will be studied are:
Civics and Citizenship - Democracy and law in action.
Students will learn about the freedoms that enable active participation in Australia's democracy within the bounds of law, including freedom of speech, association, assembly, religion and movement.
Key areas of study include:
Economics - Participation and influence in the market place
The main aspects of this course are as follows:
Geography - Landforms, Landscapes and Changing Nations
A wide ranging focus on landscapes and landforms around the world from how they are formed to the adaptations of living things to these landscapes. A case study landscape becomes the focus for a detailed investigation, this part of the course include an excursion to a local coastal landscape.
The second section of the course looks at urban landscapes, the cities we live and their sustainability. Geography inquiry skills are developed using a variety of spatial and digital materials.
History - The Ancient to the Modern World
This topic further develops inquiry based History skills with a focus on broad aspects of societies. There will be a broad overview of the time period 650 AD to 1750
The first main area of study will be based on Medieval Europe. This includes the changing relationships between Islam and the West (The Crusades) and the changing structure of society in regard to crime and punishment or the military and defense systems. The second main focus area will be the Black Death and its effects on the living conditions, beliefs and medical knowledge of the time.
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