Humanities is the study of human culture and its effect on the world.
HISTORY (Years 7-8)
THE VIKINGS – The way of life in Viking society, looking at a sequential history of events, developments and periods; significant developments and/or cultural achievements that lead to Viking expansion, including weapons, ship building, and trade; Viking conquests and relationships with other peoples.
THE ANCIENT TO MODERN WORLD – A look at living conditions and religious beliefs in the 14th Century, including life expectancy, medical knowledge and beliefs about the power of God; the role of expanding trade between Europe and Asia; and the Black Death, including origin, spread and effects of the disease.
MEDIEVAL LIFE – Making connections between the past and the present.
POLYNESIAN EXPANSION – Theories about the origin and spread of Polynesian settlers throughout the Pacific; a detailed study into one Polynesian society.
GEOGRAPHY (Years 9-10)
Students explore a variety of questions:
- All the World is a Biome
- How can we feed the world?
- What are the impacts of feeding our world?
- Are we devouring our future?
Students will also study geographies of human wellbeing:
- What makes a good life?
- Human wellbeing and change?
- Is life the same everywhere?
- Trapped by conflict