Aboriginal Studies 2 Unit• Mix of traditional and CONTEMPORARY communities• Both Australian and INTERNATIONAL communities• Topics Covered: Aboriginality and the Land Heritage & Identity Social Justice & Human Rights Issues Research & Inquiry Methods
Aboriginal Studies 2 Unit• The HSC Major Project – Student own choice of topic & presentation – Past projects have included: • Performances – music, dance, drama • Creative Writing – poetry, stories • Teaching & Learning resources • Artworks • DVDs • Events • Websites …• Comparative Study with another indigenous People of the world• Class choice in topics
What will I get out of it?• Interaction with the community• Interesting Topics• Choices in what to study• Cultural awareness• Research Skills• Prior knowledge for university
Other Benefits…• Mandatory knowledge in many TAFE & University courses - all Uni courses will have a mandatory Aboriginal perspective unit• Small HSC candidature (350) - chance to stand out and shine• Good background to Human Rights Issues• Community consultation means you meet new people, go on excursions & have guest speakers
Goes With…• Modern History• Ancient History• Legal Studies• Society & Culture• Community & Family Studies• Dance• Drama• Visual Arts• Music
Careers…• Medicine & Health • Journalism• Law • Tourism• Education • The Arts• Communications • Community & Social• Media work• Environment • Mining• International Studies • Agriculture• Sociology • Event Management• Anthropology
What Now?Choose your subjects carefully. Consider…• Your interests• Career goals (do I need an ATAR course?)• Writing requirements (essays in ATAR courses!)• Speak to your teachers & current senior students & past students• Review these presentations on FVHS e-learning, and the Fairvale website.• Come along to the Parent Information Night (next Wednesday)
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