Humanities And Social Sciences
he HASS Learning Area aims to provide students with a questioning mind and willingness to explore and expand on their knowledge of both the world they live in and the world as a whole.
The lower school program aims to provide students with analytical and critical skills that can be used when investigating the world that we live inthrough hands on activities in the and out of the classroom.
HISTORY: KDHS aims to provide a year 8 History Program that will fulfil the aims of the Australian Curriculum. The year 8 S&E history program aims to cover the changes from the Ancient to the Modern world; 650C.E. – 1750C.E.
This period will include studies on the fall of the Roman world, The Spread of Christianity & Islam throughout the known world, The Rise of the Medieval World including Feudalism; Contact and Conflict and finally The Rise of the Renaissance & Scientific Revolution in the 16th and 17th Centuries.
CROSS-CURRICULUM PRIORITY: The HASS program for year 8 aims to provide perspectives on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lives and histories, both prior to colonisation, during colonisation and into the modern world. Students will gain an awareness of significant people and their roles within both the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and overall Australian Societies.
GEOGRAPHY: The year 8 Geography program aims to provide basic mapping and navigational skills and an understanding of the physical world. The program also aims for students to begin to understand human settlement trends and distributions and the consequences of these trends. The program will also introduce the concept of Biotic Life; World Biomes and Biodiversity with particular attention paid to our local area.
ECONOMICS: Students will begin to understand peoples needs and wants and how we aim to satisfy our needs and wants. The program will also allow students to realise how people satisfied their needs and wants during the historical period that they will study 650C.E – 1750C.E
LAW: The program will introduce how society uses rules, laws and sanctions and how this has changed since the introduction of early Laws.
CIVICS & SOCIETY: Students will look at our Democratic society and how it functions and compare this society to others throughout the world.
HISTORY: KDHS aims to provide a year 9 History Program that follows the Australian Curriculum. This program will provide students with the historical knowledge of how the modern world was made. The program will cover the period 1750C.E. – 1918 (End of the WW1). This program aims to study in depth both “The Industrial Revolution” and “WW1”.
The Industrial Revolution- Movement of peoples; Building of cities and factories; Changing of the Agrarian lifestyle; The progression of ideas. WW1- Causes of WW1; Conscription; Australian campaigns and Australians at home during WW1.
CROSS-CURRICULUM PRIORITY: For year 9 students the program aims to examine Asia and the engagement that Australia has with Asia, both now and in the past. Students will investigate and analyse the many different socio-political relationships throughout the region and the rapidly growing power and influence of some countries within Asia. Australia’s role in the region will also be examined within these contexts.
GEOGRAPHY: During year 9 students will develop an understanding of landscapes and resources. Students will have the opportunity to study the geomorphology of distinct landscapes within the region that they live and how humans have made use of these landscapes throughout time.
The program also aims to expand on the study of; elements of weather, climate, hydrology, biogeography and geomorphology.
Year 9 students will also examine livelihoods and lifestyles and how these elements lead to changes in populations, settlements and economic geography around the world.
ECONOMICS: Students will build on their knowledge of wants and needs and be introduced to the ideas of trade and markets. In year 9 students will look at the evolution of trade and the building of markets within the historical time frame that they are studying ( 1750 C.E. – 1918). Particular attention will be paid to the ideas of specialisation and its implications for the rise of markets during the Industrial Revolution.
LAW: This year students will study the evolution of laws and why and how particular laws came to exist. Year 9 students will also be introduced to how the Adversarial System of law operates and what this means in Australia.
CIVICS & SOCIETY: Year 9 students will study the growth of Australian society and the livelihoods and lifestyles that defined the Australian people since Federation. Students will also look at modern society and our use of resources.
HISTORY: Students in year 10 will continue to follow the Australian Curriculum. Year 10 students will continue along the timeline that began in year 7 and study the Modern World ( 1918 – Present Day )
Students will study how the modern world led to the struggle for rights and freedom, independence for the colonies and attention to the oppression of peoples throughout the world.
Through this time period students will study in depth WW2 and the affects of WW2. Students will also pay particular attention to its effects on Australia as a nation and our evolution after this war.
The final depth study will include globalisation and migration and how these changes have effected popular culture (Australia as a multicultural nation) and led to a rise in environmental movements.
GEOGRAPHY: Students in year 10 will focus on environmental sustainability and human dependence of their physical environment for survival. The program will look at global patterns of health, poverty and consumption and the sustainability of both Australian and world environments, including the oceans.
ECONOMICS: Year 10 students will begin to look at supply and demand and other economic laws that explain how modern markets work.
The program will also allow students to explore different types of markets that can exist and the roles of government in controlling markets. These ideas will also be linked to the issue of sustainable markets and the forever changing nature of markets and societies.
LAW: Year 10 students will build on their knowledge of the Adversarial system of law and research cases that have helped define law in Australia. Students will also examine other types of conflict resolution strategies that can be used to provide alternatives and free up the law system; such as mediation.
CIVICS & SOCIETY: The focus of Civics and Society will be on human well-being and the roles of both The Government and groups to plan and promote the sustained development of modern healthy societies.
YEAR 11 & 12
Kalbarri District High School aims to make WACE courses within the Society and Environment Learning Area available to year 11/ 12 students through the utilization of SIDE.
Some of the subjects available through SIDE that the Society and Environment Learning Area has introduced within the lower school include:
- MODERN HISTORY (Developments in the 20th Century)
- POLITICS & LAW
- EARTH & ENVIRONMENT