Humanities

July 2, 2018 at 8:13 am

This term in the Humanities faculty has been one full of achievement and progress. Girls across all year levels have been well immersed in a wide variety of learning strategies to further engage in their exciting units of History and Geography. Students have been excitedly engaged in the following units of work, which have allowed them to investigate the past and explore how geography plays an important role in understanding the modern world:

  • Year 7 HSS – Geography: Place and Liveability – a local area study
  • Year 8 HSS – History: Medieval Europe and the Black Death
  • Year 9 HSS – History: Making a Nation
  • Year 10 HSS – History: Rights and Freedoms
  • Year 11 and 12 Modern History – Australian Nationalism
  • Year 11 and 12 Ancient History – Greek and Egyptian Funerary Practices

Girls have shown great interest and intrigue in these topics and it has been great see such a high interest in the studies of the past and present. Within these units of work, the Humanities teaching team have also implemented strategies designed by the Collins Institute. Following a very successful implementation in term 1 of well-researched strategies, students in all grades have been practicing these in their classrooms and achievement of knowledge retention, linking to results is evident. This strategy is very well suited to the Humanities classroom and can be used to summarise key documents of information and will be used for lengthy research tasks, without students being intimidated by dreaded plagiarism.

Students have had a good term in Humanities and the teaching team are very excited for another productive and successful term in term 3.

Mr Edwards, Mrs Whitehand and Mrs Graham