Stage 5 Content (Yr. 9 & 10)

Stage 5 Overview

Stage 5  History

Year 9 (Australian National Curriculum)

The Year 9 curriculum provides a study of the history of the making of the modern world from 1750 to 1945. 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) and World War II (1939–1945).

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Topic

Movement Of Peoples

Australians at War- World War I

Between the Wars

Australians at War- World War II

Assessment

 

Research Task

 

Half Yearly Examination

 

Research Task

 

Yearly Examination

  

 

Year 10 (NSW BOS syllabus)

The Post World War Two era was one of enormous social change. Students will examine the reasons for Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War and the social, political and cultural changes that resulted from it. Students will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the experiences of different cultural and social groups in Australia during the 20thcentury and their struggle for recognition and civic rights. Students have an opportunity to learn about some major social and cultural trends of the post-war period and to appreciate the role they have played in shaping the present.

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Topic

Australia in the Vietnam War Era

Changing Rights and Freedoms

People Power and Politics in the Post war Era

Australia's Social and Cultural History in the Post War Period

Assessment

 

Vietnam War impacts on veterans

Research Task

 

Half Yearly Test

 

Family History Study

 

Yearly Task

 

Stage 5 Geography

 

Year 9


The year 9 course focuses on Australian physical and human Geography particularly the challenges that Australia faces in the future. Students are required to explain the geographical processes that create change and be able to apply geographical knowledge and skills regarding the use and reading of topographic maps, synoptic charts and satellite images.

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Topic

Investigating Australia's Physical Environments

  • Origins of Australia
  • Flora and Fauna.

Natural Hazards

  • Tropical Cyclones
  • Bushfires

Australian Communities

  • Human aspects of Australia
  • Types of Communities

Factors causing change in Australian communities

 

  • Case study on a local community & an indigenous community

 

Assessment

 

Skills test on Australia

 

Research task on a Natural Hazard

Half Yearly exam

 

Skills activity on communities.

 

Yearly exam

  

 

Year 10


The sustainable management of issues regarding a successful future for Australia. For this to be the case knowledge of civics and the role of active citizenship is important for young Australians. In year 10 the focus includes Australia's role within the Asia Pacific region and its role within the global community.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Topic

Issues in Australian Environments(Overview)

  • Research Action Plan
  • Skills

Case study of issues

  • Coastal management
  • Urban growth and decline

Australia and its region

 

Australia's neighbours and links to Australia

 

 

Future Challenges for Australia

 

  • Population
  • Human Rights

 

Assessment

 

Skills test

RAP and fieldwork

 

Half Yearly

 

Research on future for Australia

 

Yearly exam

 

Stage 5 Commerce

 

Year 9 /10
100 hours

 

Commerce provides the knowledge, skills, understanding and values that form the foundation

on which young people make sound decisions on consumer, financial, business, legal and

employment issues.

.Students gain greater competence in problem-solving and decision-making by evaluating the range of consumer, financial, business, legal and employment strategies. In examining these they also develop attitudes and values that promote ethical behaviour and social responsibility and a commitment to contribute to a more just and equitable society.

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Topic

 

Law and Society

  • Reasons for laws
  • Court structure
  • Classifying laws
  • How laws are made
  • Accessing the law

 

Employment Issues

  • Types of employment
  • Benefits of education
  • Employment relations
  • Tax and super

 

Promoting and Selling

  • The selling process
  • Targeting consumers
  • Selling techniques

 

Towards Independence

  • Moving out of home
  • Arranging accommodation
  • Budgeting
  • Buying a car

 

Assessment

 

Law report

 

Half Yearly

Presentation of resume

 

Promoting and selling plan

 

Moving out of home task

 

 

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