Department of Education - Learners First

Humanities and Social Sciences

Why do we study Humanities and Social Sciences? 

The Humanities and Social Sciences are the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, economic and political contexts.

In the Australian Curriculum, the Humanities and Social Sciences have a historical and contemporary focus, from personal to global contexts, and consider challenges for the future. The learning area includes a study of history, geography, civics and citizenship and economics and business.

Through studying Humanities and Social Sciences, students will develop the ability to question, think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively, make decisions and adapt to change. Students gain a broad understanding of the world in which we live, how people can participate as active and informed citizens and develop the sophisticated skills needed for the 21st century.

Meet the Humanities and Social Studies Team

Jared Richardson (Team Leader)
Charlotte Adams
Gabe Bird
Claire Bugg
Jonathan Cooper
Allison Ford
Andrew Jackson

Moneka Knight
Georgia Park
Emma Potter
Kate Thureau
Laura Trenham
Marco van Buuren

Year 7

Topics and Units of Work Studied 

History – The Ancient World

  • Overview of the ancient world
  • Investigating the ancient past
  • Rome
  • China

Geography

  • Water in the world
  • Place and liveability

This page is still under construction. Staff are working in collaborative teams to develop and update the learning opportunities for all students in our school. We shall continue to upload information as it becomes available and updated.

Year 8

Topics and Units of Work Studied 

History – The Ancient World

  • Overview of the ancient to modern world
  • The Vikings
  • Japan under the Shoguns
  • The Spanish conquest of the Americas

Geography

  • Landforms and landscapes
  • Changing Nations

This page is still under construction. Staff are working in collaborative teams to develop and update the learning opportunities for all students in our school. We shall continue to upload information as it becomes available and updated.

Year 9

Topics and Units of Work Studied

History – The Making of the Modern World

  • Overview of the making of the modern world
  • Movement of Peoples
  • Making a Nation
  • World War I

Geography

  • Biomes and food security
  • Geographies of interconnections

This page is still under construction. Staff are working in collaborative teams to develop and update the learning opportunities for all students in our school. We shall continue to upload information as it becomes available and updated.

Year 10

Topics and Units of Work Covered 

History – The Modern World and Australia

  • Overview of the modern world and Australia
  • World War II
  • Rights and Freedoms
  • Popular Culture

Geography

  • Environmental change and management
  • Geographies of human wellbeing

By the end of Year 10, students will be provided with differentiated opportunities to: 

Know:

  • about key historical events and peoples that have shaped Australia and the world.

Understand:

  • how historical knowledge is essential for making informed decisions about the future.

Be able to:

  • analyse and interpret historical sources for their value and demonstrate this through written and spoken texts.

This page is still under construction. Staff are working in collaborative teams to develop and update the learning opportunities for all students in our school. We shall continue to upload information as it becomes available and updated.