Year 9 Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Course and Assessment Overview 2019

Week Content Assessments
Geography for 9 weeks

Term 1

1

Mapping Skills Student Booklet
2 Mapping Skills Student booklet
3 Mapping revision and assessment

Task 1:

Mapping 20%

4

Location of Biomes

Why do some biomes produce more food than others?

Alterations to biomes and food production

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 2
5 What is food security and the main threats to security? Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 3
6 How can we improve food security?

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 3

Task 2:

Biome and Food Security Task (20%)

7

Definition of a place’ and the different meanings to a place’

How people influence connections

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 4
8

How do we close the digital divide?

How we are connected by global trade

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 4
9

Understand the concept on the connectivity of the world

How we are connected by global trade

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 4

Task 3:

Topical Test (20%)

Economics for 6 weeks
10 Economic concepts and terminology Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 10

Term 2

1

Defining and explaining the characteristics of the different economic systems

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 11

Task 4:

Economic Models Essay (15%)

2 The role of the key participants in the Australian economy, such as consumers, producers, workers and the government Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 12
3 Why and how people manage financial risks and rewards in the current Australian and global financial landscape, such as the use of differing investment types Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 12
4 The ways consumers can protect themselves from risks, such as debt, scams and identity theft Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 12
5 The way the work environment is changing in contemporary Australia and the implication for current and future work Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 13
6 Examinations Revision
7 Examinations (only Economics component)

Task 5:

Semester 1 Exams

25%

History for 12 weeks
8

Key features of the modern world; recap of historical concepts

o Imperialism

o Nationalism

o Migration

o Technological changes

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 7
9

Depth study 1: Industrial Revolution (IR)

Causes of the Industrial Revolution

Why it started in Britain

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 8
10

Inventions during the IR

Factories system

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 8

Task 6: Journal Entry (20%)

Term 3

1

Spread of the Industrial Revolution and later developments in technology and science Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 8
2

Life during the IR – child labour

Working conditions and living conditions

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 8
3

Long and short-term impacts of the IR

Emergence of socialism and trade

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 8
4

Depth study 2: World War 1 (WWI)

Background – What Europe was like before WWI

How the IR created rivalry between Britain and Germany and other parts of

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 9

Task 7:  Document study assessment (20%)

5

Causes of WWI

Australia’s entry into WWI

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 9
6

WWI: Where the war was fought

– The Western Front

– Gallipoli

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 9

Task 8:  Design of a propaganda poster (20%)

7

Trench warfare

Nature of warfare

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter
8

Impact of war on Australian society

– Anti-German sentiment in Australia

– Role of women in Australia

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 9
9 Work Experience (To be Advised)

Term 4

1-2

Conscription debate

ANZAC Legend and other forms of commemoration

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 9
Civics and Citizenship 4 weeks
3

Our democratic rights:

What factors influence Australia’s political system

Role of political parties

How government is formed

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 15
4 What shapes our decisions at election time Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 15
5-6 Australia’s legal system

Oxford Big Ideas student book chapter 16

Task 9: Civics Test (15%)

7 Examinations Revision
8 Examinations

Task 10:

Semester 2 Exams (25%)

9 To be advised

 

This document is subject to revision. The Year 9 Syllabus for HASS can be found on the SCSA website. http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/