Year 8 - Year 8 Humanities ALP

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

In this subject your inquiries will lead you through a range of issues and events from the past and present, challenging you to also consider your impact on the future.  As well as exploring your role as an active citizen of the 21st century and you will develop skills in historical inquiry and understand connections between past societies and how we live today.

 

Activities may include:

 

  • Travelling 1000 years back in time, imagining a medieval setting for a ‘Choose Your Own Historical Adventure Story’, and presenting it as an interactive website.
  • Considering your rights and responsibilities as a citizen and taking a stand on an issue that matters to you.
  • Investigating issues regarding hunger, poverty or Fair Trade and making positive changes in your own lives.
  • Exploring Australia’s colonial and indigenous history and asking if Australia was fairly settled or invaded?
  • Undertaking field work in the Geelong area and developing proposals for local environmental issues.

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; Work and Work Futures
  • Civics and Citizenship: Law and Citizens; Government and Democracy

 

KEY FOCUS QUESTIONS

 

  • How does the past influence the present and the future?
  • How can I influence the present and the future?
  • How can I stand up for an issue that matters to me?
  • Are there different perspectives of history?

 

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

Possible pathway could lead into -

Year 9 Humanities

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