In Year 1 students experience an exciting exploration of the inner workings of ancient, medieval and early modern societies and an introduction to the world we live in today, its people and places.
WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?
In Geography you will be introduced to the types of Geography we study and our place on Earth. We look at how humans are changing our planet and some of the issues we are facing. You will be introduced to basic geographical skills and geographical processes. In semester one you will study Geography for two periods a week then in semester two you will have two periods of History. In History you will study famous empires, kingdoms and governments across time and learn about their political, social and cultural structure. It offers an opportunity to further understand and appreciate the historical legacy of different countries and develop a richer perspective of our present-day world.
You will study:
History: Ancient Egypt and the Aztec Empire
Geography: Our place on Earth and Basic Geographical Skills.
WHAT CAN HUMANITIES OFFER ME?
Humanities enhances your skills in research and analysis. It widens your experience of the world and develops your perception and judgment. It gives students a richer awareness of the past while also developing critical thinking and more tolerant attitudes. You will learn transferable skills which can be used in a wide variety of areas of study and work. You will gain an understanding of some of the issues concerning our planet and how humans are interacting with the environment.
Assessment is varied to provide opportunity for students to maximize their performance based on their strengths and to encourage students to develop a range of skills:
- 2 tests per semester
- Presentations on select topics
- Creative projects which include: short films, leaflets, magazine articles
- How to do individual research
- How to construct an opinion
- Respecting the opinions of others
- Putting information in order of importance
- Assessing the reliability and usefulness of sources
- How to present ideas in front of an audience
- Basic geographical and map reading skills