DESCRIPTION - HISTORY COMPONENET

In Year 9 students study the history of the making of the modern world from 1750 to 1918. It was a period of industrialisation and rapid change in the ways people lived, worked and thought. It was an era of nationalism and imperialism, and the colonisation of Australia was part of the expansion of European power. The period culminated in World War I 1914-­‐1918, the ‘war to end all wars’.

 

CONTENT

1.   Movement of peoples (1750 – 1901)

  • • Transatlantic slave trade, convict transportation and Free Settlers

2.   Making a nation

  • • Australian settlement

  • • Key events and ideas in the development of Australian self-­‐government and democracy.

3.   World War I (1914-­‐1918)

  • • An overview of the causes of World War I

  • • The places where Australians fought and the nature of warfare during World      War I.

  • • The impact of World War I on Australia.

  • • The commemoration of World War I.

 

DESCRIPTION - GEOGRAPHY COMPONENT

In Year 9 students will study environmental issues that face the modern world.  We live in a rapidly changing world where modern society is causing major environmental impact.  Students will look at these impacts and consider how best to minimise the long term effects.

 

CONTENT

  • ​Land Degradation

  • Poverty

  • Resources Management

  • Climate Change/Global warming

HUMANITIES - COMPULSORY

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