HUMANITIES – Subject Type: Core; Full Year

The Making of the Modern World

The Year 9 curriculum provides a study of the history of the making of the modern world from 1750 to 1918. 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 was from 1914 to 1918, the ‘war to end all wars’. Students will undertake the following depth studies:

· The Industrial Revolution (1750 – 1914)

· Making a nation

· World War I (1914 – 1918)


There are two units of study in the Year 9 curriculum for Geography: Biomes and food security and Geographies of interconnections.

· Biomes and Food Security: This unit examines the biomes of the world, their alteration and significance as a source of food and fibre, and the environmental challenges and constraints on expanding food production in the future.

· Geographies of Interconnections: This unit examines the interconnections between people and places through the products people buy and the effects of their production on the places that make them. These distinctive aspects of interconnection are investigated using studies drawn from Australia and across the world.

Pathways – Year 10 Humanities; Year 10 Business Studies