Year 7 History and Geography
Subject Name: History and Geography
Level: Year 7
Learning Area: Humanities and Social Sciences
Recommended Knowledge: Completion of Year 6.
The Year 7 HASS curriculum focuses on two areas of study including History and Geography.
The History curriculum provides a study of history from the time of the earliest human communities to the end of the ancient period, approximately 60 000 BC (BCE) – c.650 AD (CE). It was a period defined by the development of cultural practices and organised societies. The study of the ancient world includes the discoveries (the remains of the past and what we know) and the mysteries (what we do not know) about this period of history, in a range of societies in places including Australia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, India and China.
There are two key focus units the Year 7 curriculum for Geography: ‘Water in the World’ and ‘Place and Liveability’.
‘Water in the World’ focuses on water as an example of a renewable environmental resource. This unit examines the many uses of water, the ways it is perceived and valued, its different forms as a resource, the ways it connects places as it moves through the environment, its varying availability in time and across space and its scarcity. ‘Water in the World’ develops students’ understanding of the concept of environment, including the ideas that the environment is the product of a variety of processes, that it supports and enriches human and other life, that people value the environment in different ways and that the environment has its specific hazards. Water is investigated using studies drawn from Australia, countries of the Asia region and countries from West Asia and/or North Africa.
‘Place and Liveability’ focuses on the concept of place through an investigation of liveability. This unit examines factors that influence liveability and how it is perceived, the idea that places provide us with the services and facilities needed to support and enhance our lives and that spaces are planned and managed by people. It develops students’ ability to evaluate the liveability of their own place and to investigate whether it can be improved through planning. The liveability of places is investigated using studies drawn from Australia and Europe.
Assessment Performance is assessed against the Australian Curriculum standard and reported with A to E grades at the completion of the semester.
Assessment tasks may include:
• Skills and Application (Research assignments on Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece (history), poster presentations, oral presentations, comprehension tasks)
• Investigations (Observations, Discussions, mapping, weather analysis)
Length: Full Year.
Delivery Mode: Onsite, face to face.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All level
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Self