Humanities

The study of Humanities allows students to learn about human societies and cultures and the natural environment.

Students learn about human behaviours such as how and why groups of people have settled in a place. They study how societies have been organised in terms of laws and beliefs and distribution of wealth and how people interact with their physical environment. The course focuses on both Australian and international societies studied from an historical, current and future perspective.

The Humanities is broken into the study of three areas: History, Geography and Economics. Students also participate in Civics and Citizenship activities.

Students learn about the process of research and inquiry. They develop the ability to plan an investigation and ask key questions. A range of data and sources such as photographs, maps and artifacts are used to enhance their analysis skills. Students learn to form conclusions supported by evidence and to present their information in different formats.

Lessons may involve

  • discussion and reflection
  • research
  • using learning technologies
  • co-operative learning groups
  • graph, chart and poster making
  • role playing and simulation games
  • map making
  • producing models.

Excursions/incursions may include

  • Parliament of Victoria
  • Shrine of Rememberance
  • Melbourne Museum
  • IMAX
  • State Library of Victoria
  • Melbourne Zoo
  • Medieval Day
  • CERES Environmental Park
  • Aviation Museum
  • Oak Tree foundation presenters.