ALP, Year 9 - Year 9 Humanities ALP

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

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

 

You will deepen your understanding of the past, contemporary global issues and the impact of human activities on the natural environment. Topics may include the following:

 

The black armband and white blindfold view of history.

Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution

Geographies of Wellbeing

Human Rights

World War 1 and the impact on Australia

 

  • KEY FOCUS QUESTIONS

 

  • How do we learn about the past?
  • Does everyone interpret history in the same way?
  • How does the past shape our present and our future?
  • Who were the great thinkers of the past?
  • What factors contribute to wellbeing?
  • Are the lives of women and children improving?
  • What events have shaped Australian identity?

 

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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