Year 7 - Year 7 Humanities

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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

In semester one, you will study Geography.  You will investigate how maps are made, the key features of an effective map, how people in other countries live and consider the factors that contribute to liveability.

In semester two, you will study History.  You will investigate aspects of Australian indigenous history, learn about life in two ancient civilisations and develop skills in using primary and secondary sources to research a topic.

The curriculum is built around the Victorian Curriculum:

  • Geography:  Geographical Concepts and Skills; Geographical Knowledge
  • History:  Historical Concepts and Skills; Historical Knowledge

KEY FOCUS QUESTIONS

  • How do people around the world live in similar and different ways?
  • How has the natural environment affected the lives of people around the world?
  • What shapes my view of liveability?
  • Is lifestyle and liveability important?
  • Why study history?
  • How do we ‘uncover’ the past?
  • How do we learn from the past?

 

ASSESSMENT TASKS

You will be expected to complete a broad range of activities, including:  individual research tasks, oral presentations, posters, maps, tests, group work and multi-media presentations.  You will complete one common reportable learning task each term. 

RESOURCES AND EQUIPMENT

You will need to bring the following materials to every class:

  • a device to access the world wide web, Compass and to use selected Apps
  • Ring binder with loose leaf paper or an exercise book for note taking
  • Plastic pockets to store handouts and submit work
  • Pens, pencils and other stationery

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