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From the Principal's Desk
and many more ...
and many more...
The Humanities is an important subject which develops a student’s understanding of interrelationships between people, place and time. It helps them appreciate the complex nature of local and global interactions and provides vital knowledge and skills in preparation for life beyond school.
This year, a selection of Humanities classes across Years 8 to 11 participated in competitions testing their History and Geography skills and knowledge against students from all around Australia. Over 73,500 students from around 800 schools across Australia entered either the History or Geography competitions. We are very pleased with how the students have performed, particularly those who achieved to a distinction and high distinction for their efforts. These results give us an external benchmark as to how our students are going in certain aspects of Humanities.
The Humanities team would like to congratulate all students who participated in these competitions.
April Le Tran
Vy Vy Dinh
As a cohort, the Year 7s engaged in field work as part of their final assessment item, where they assessed the liveability of the Indooroopilly area. As part of this process, students went on a field excursion, in which they observed many facets of liveability in the immediate Indooroopilly area. To further their knowledge and understanding of the topic, students also completed in-depth research, allowing them to understand the needs and wants of the people in the area, and whether these are being met with the resources provided.
To consolidate their learning, students have been working in small groups to create the most liveable city in the world. As part of this task, students were required to draw on their understanding of the different demographics living together, as well as utilise the key liveability elements in an attempt to ensure all needs and wants of the many demographics are met. Prior to creating their city, students dedicated time to planning. During the planning stages, students worked together to identify the key priorities for their cities (safety, education, transport, housing, infrastructure, recreation) and explore how these priorities could be integrated into the city through their choice of resources.
Students tapped into their creative side to sketch their ultimate city, utilising scales, legends, and titles to ensure their city met the requirements of all those living in their created city, along with some minor annotations to explain their choices. Students are now using the application Minecraft to bring their vision of a liveable city to life.
Curriculum Leader Humanities (Acting)
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