Year 10 Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Course and Assessment Overview 2019

Week Content Assessments
History for 12 weeks
Term 1

1

Introduction to the history course and essential historical skills Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 7
2 The inter-war years between World War I and World War II Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 7
3 The modern world and Australia: The Roaring Twenties Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 8

Task 1: Journal Entry (20%)

4 Great Depression Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 8
5 The causes and course of World War II Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 8
6 The causes and course of World War II Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 9
7 The causes and course of World War II Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 9

Task 2:  Document study assessment (20%)

8 The causes and course of World War II Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 9
9 The experiences of Australians during World War II Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 9

Task 3:  Design of a propaganda poster (20%)

10 The background to the struggle of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 10
Term 2

1

The origins and significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 10
2 Methods used by civil rights activists to achieve change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 10
Civics and Citizenship for 3 weeks
3 Understanding key features of the Australian’s system of government Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 10
4 Introduction to the Australian Constitution and how it works Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 10
5 Australia’s role as a member of the United Nations Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 10

Task 4: Civics Test (15%)

6 Examinations Revision
7 Examinations (only History component) Task 5:

Semester 1 Exams

25%

Geography for 9 weeks
8 Mapping Skills
9 Mapping Skills
10 Mapping revision and assessment Task 6:

Mapping

17.5%

Term 3

1

What are the geographical concepts?

Introduction to environmental change

Types of pollution and çlimate change’

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 3
2 Different environmental worldviews

Ecological footprint

The strategies to manage the environmental change

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 3

Task 7: Topical Test (17.5%)

3 Protecting the coast

ICZM

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 3

Task 8:

Coastal Mgt Task (15%)

4 Mapping Wellbeing and contrasts in education Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 4

Task 9:

NGO Task (12.5%)

5 Improving Wellbeing Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 4
6 Improving Wellbeing Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 4
Economics 7 weeks
7 Introduction to Economics and Economic Concepts Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 11
8  GDP Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 12
9 1st Economic Problem- INFLATION Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 12
10 Work Experience
Term 4

1

2nd Economic Problem- UNEMPLOYMENT Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 12
2 Economic performance of Australia Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 12

Task 10

Economic Problem (12.5%)

3 Role of government Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 12
4 Role of government Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 12
5 Examinations Revision
6 Examinations Task 11:

Semester 2 Exams (25%)

7 To be advised
8 To be advised

 

This document is subject to revision. The Year 10 Syllabus for HASS can be found on the SCSA website. http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/