Year 7 - Year 7 Humanities ALP

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Humanities is a subject that integrates the study of History, Economics and Geography to provide you with a learning experience that focuses on developing skills and investigating issues that are relevant to your life.

In the Year 7 Humanities ALP course you will complete some of the work that is undertaken by the mainstream Humanities classes at a faster pace and have additional tasks and activities based on Level 7 and 8 in the Victorian Curriculum.

 

During semester one, you will build on your mapping skills and develop topographic profiles and contour maps for an island that you create.  You will study an ancient civilisation (either Ancient Egypt, Rome or Greece) and compare how people used to live with your life today.

 

During semester two, you will learn about needs and wants and explore some issues related to ethical consumerism.  You will also study the Polynesian expansion and consider the environmental and cultural impact of humans on the Pacific region.

 

The curriculum is built around the Victorian Curriculum

  • Geography:  Geographical Concepts and Skills; Geographical Knowledge
  • History:  Historical Concepts and Skills; Historical Knowledge
    • Economics: Resource Allocation and Making Choices; Consumer and Financial Literacy

 

 

KEY FOCUS QUESTIONS

 

  • How do maps help us organise information about the world?
  • What types of maps are there?
  • What is the connection between maps and maths?
  • How do we know about the ancient past?
  • What emerged as the defining characteristics of ancient societies?
  • What have been the legacies of ancient societies?
  • What is ethical consumerism?

 

MAIN ASSESSMENT TASKS

 

Assessment tasks and activities are varied, and include group presentations to the class, timelines, tests, drawing detailed maps and written reports.  You will complete a common reportable learning task each term.

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