Stage 4 Content (Yr. 7 & 8)

Stage 4 Overview

 History Stage 4

 

Year 7  (Australian National Curriculum 2014)

The Stage 4 curriculum provides a study of the nature of history and historical sources, both archaeological and written. Students investigate ancient history from the time of the earliest human communities to the end of the ancient period (approximately 60 000 BC – c. AD 650). It was a period defined by the development of cultural practices and organised societies.

During Year 7 Students study a range of depth studies from the end of the ancient period. During this period, major civilisations around the world came into contact with each other. Social, economic, religious and political beliefs were often challenged and significantly changed, underpinning the shaping of the modern world.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Topic


OVERVIEW: The Ancient World


Investigating the Past


The Mediterranean World: Rome


The Asian world: China

Assessment

 

Skills Test

 

Skills Test

 

Research Task

 

Yearly Examination

  

Year 8 (NSW BOS syllabus – National Curriculum
commences in 2015)

 

These topics provide opportunities for breadth and depth in the study of History in Year 8. Students can investigate medieval and early modern societies from both European and non-European perspectives, while acquiring basic skills of historical inquiry and communication.

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Topic

 

Medieval Europe

 

The Islamic World

 

Aboriginal Peoples, Colonisation and Contact History

 

Indigenous Peoples, Colonisation and Contact History

Assessment

 

Research Task

 

Half Yearly Test

 

Research Task

 

Yearly Task

 

Stage 4 Geography

 

Year 7

 

The focus of year 7 Geography is an introduction to the nature of Geography and the nature of geographical research. As well as the geographical processes that form and transform global environments and human interactions within environments.

Through the study of Geography, students will develop skills in:

  • acquiring, processing and communicating geographical information
  • choosing and applying appropriate geographic tools

 

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Topic

The Nature of Geography- Investigating the World

 

World Heritage

Global Environments

  • Deserts

 

Global Environments

  • Rainforests/Coral reefs/Rivers

Assessment

 

Skills test

 

World heritage assignment

 

Global Environment Assignment

 

Yearly exam

  

Year 8

 

The focus of year 8 Geography is the changing nature of the world and responses to these changes. As well as focusing on global geographic issues and appropriate methods of citizenship for their management.

Through the study of Geography, students will develop interest in, and informed and

responsible attitudes towards, people, cultures, societies and environments, with a

commitment to: •

  • ecological sustainability •
  • a just society •
  • intercultural understanding •
  • informed and active citizenship •
  • lifelong learning

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Topic

Global Change

  • Changing Nature of the world
  • Global Inequalities

Global Issues

  • Fresh water for all

Global Issues

  • Tourism

Climate change

  • Including social justice and equality

Assessment

 

Newspaper analysis task

 

Skills test

 

Global Issues inquiry research task

 

Yearly exam

 

 

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