Topic 1: The American RevolutionTopic 2: The Algerian War of Independence
During the Year 10 course, students will engage with topics that they have not encountered when studying the Australian Curriculum History course. This will broaden their horizons and allow them to consider the development of the modern world through a different lens. The first topic for study is The American Revolution. A pivotal point in history which will allow students to critically evaluate both primary and secondary sources as well as multiple perspectives - Indigenous, European and Colonial. The second topic, The Algerian War of Independence takes students to a different part of the globe, but a place still influenced by Empires from abroad almost 200 years after the American Revolution. Through this topic, students will respond to multiple questions about the importance of culture and the concept of nationalism.
The students will develop their historical skills through undertaking this course. They will further their note-taking ability, critical evaluation of sources and research skills. When researching, students will be exposed to journal articles, challenging them intellectually and furthering their capacity to access information in higher level texts. This course will expose the students to two key assessment instruments used in the QCAA Senior Modern and Ancient History syllabi. This will give students an insight into some of the skills required to complete these tasks successfully.
Connections to Other Year 10 Courses: English | Religious Education | History
Senior Pathway Links: Modern History | English | Ancient History
Career Development Links: Historian | Teacher | Journalist | Novelist | Librarian | Archaeologist
Geography is the study of people and planet earth. Geography emphasizes the role of the environment in supporting human life and the important inter-relationships between people and the environment. This subject has an overall aim to ensure that students develop as informed, responsible and active citizens who can contribute to a sustainable world. Geography is split into two key areas, Knowledge and Understanding + Inquiry and Skills, with equal focus on both throughout the units. In Year 10, students will study Environmental Change & Management and The Geographies of Human Wellbeing.
Geography in Year 10 serves as an introductory subject to the Senior General subject - Geography. It supports other humanities subjects such as Modern History, Legal Studies and Business.
Skills developed in Geography: