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Subject Selection - History


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Subject Selection - History

  1. 1. Over 100 historical characters (artists, musicians, scientists, politicians) who have shaped our world are in this picture. Q. How many do you recognize? Q. What are the benefits of learning about such people in the classroom?
  2. 2. Senior Courses in the Faculty of History <ul><li>Modern History 2 Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Ancient History 2 Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Aboriginal Studies 2 Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology General (Criminology) 1 Unit (non ATAR) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ancient History Preliminary Course <ul><li>Investigating the Past: History, Archaeology and Science (e.g. Did Aliens Build the Pyramids?) </li></ul><ul><li>Case Studies : like ancient remains </li></ul><ul><li>Tutankhamen ’s tomb </li></ul><ul><li>Homer and the Trojan War </li></ul><ul><li>Ancient Societies </li></ul><ul><li>Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Ancient China in the Qin and Han Dynasties </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Investigation </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Movie Study </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ancient History HSC course <ul><li>Core topic Cities of Pompeii and Vesuvius </li></ul><ul><li>Ancient Personality – Akhenaton or Hatshepsut </li></ul><ul><li>Ancient Society – Sparta, Minoan Crete </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Period – New Kingdom Egypt, Rome or Ancient Greece </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ancient History Learning Activities <ul><li>Historical Reconstruction </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Board Games </li></ul><ul><li>Film Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Mystery Investigations </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Oh… Yes there is reading and writing stuff too… </li></ul><ul><li>But </li></ul><ul><li>You get taught by the BEST Ancient History Teachers at Fairvale </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ancient History <ul><li>No where in the course is Australia Mentioned or Studied </li></ul>
  9. 9. WHAT IS IT?? <ul><li>Modern history in year 11 and 12 </li></ul><ul><li>is WORLD HISTORY </li></ul><ul><li>It answers questions about why the </li></ul><ul><li>world is as it is today </li></ul><ul><li>It links geography, economics, politics, culture into one fascinating subject which allows you to understand the complexities of the modern world . </li></ul>
  10. 10. WHAT IS STUDIED?? <ul><li>There is a wide choice and opportunities to choose what the students are interested in </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. Ever wondered why the people of the West Indies look like they come from Africa?? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is English the second language in India? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the origins of the Arab Israeli conflict? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is football the world game?? </li></ul><ul><li>And so it goes on from slavery to Samurai … </li></ul>
  11. 11. Who should choose it? <ul><li>Students who have an interest and curiosity about the world around them and want to learn more </li></ul><ul><li>Students who want to sharpen their skills of analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Students who are upset about the injustices in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Students who want to have an impact on making decisions in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Students who just want to know more!!!!!!!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>WARNING: HIGH LEVEL READING AND WRITING LEVEL. </li></ul><ul><li>YES YOU WILL HAVE TO WRITE ESSAYS </li></ul>United Nations South Africa
  12. 12. How is it taught? <ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><li>DVD ’ s </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>CARTOONS </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Excursions </li></ul><ul><li>In year 11 and 12 six periods a week are allocated to this subject SO THERE IS TIME TO UNDERSTAND. </li></ul>
  13. 13. BENEFITS <ul><li>Improve your knowledge of the world </li></ul><ul><li>It gives you a secure sense of why things are the way they are !!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Remember KNOWLEDGE IS POWER </li></ul><ul><li>Your skills of analysis and understanding are sharpened allowing you to transfer these skills to all areas of the work place </li></ul><ul><li>Research skills in the area of the internet becomes more finely honed </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a sophisticated style of writing </li></ul><ul><li>Your employment opportunities will expand Eg have you considered a job writing policy, working for Dept of Foreign Affaires, the United Nations </li></ul><ul><li>It supports all your other subjects across the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>And it is INTERESTING because it is a reflection of life </li></ul><ul><li>It is an ATAR subject </li></ul>
  14. 14. Modern History <ul><li>No where in the course is Australia Mentioned or Studied </li></ul>
  16. 16. Aboriginal Studies 2 Unit <ul><li>Offered as a dynamic delivery module, including self-directed learning, online learning, study days and teacher visits. </li></ul><ul><li>Mix of traditional and contemporary communities </li></ul><ul><li>Topics Covered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aboriginality and the Land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heritage & Identity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colonialism, Racism and Prejudice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Justice and Human Rights Issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research & Inquiry Methods </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Aboriginal Studies 2 Unit <ul><li>The HSC Major Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student own choice of topic & presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Past projects have included: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing songs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Poetry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Family trees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Primary & Pre-school teaching resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Artworks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DVDs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Websites … </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Comparative Study with another indigenous People of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Class choice in topics </li></ul>
  18. 18. Other Benefits… <ul><li>Mandatory knowledge in many TAFE & University courses - all Uni courses have a mandatory Aboriginal perspective unit </li></ul><ul><li>Small HSC candidature (350) - chance to stand out and shine </li></ul><ul><li>Good background to Human Rights Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Career Paths: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Law - Education - Media - Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Work - Medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mandatory community consultation means you meet new people, go on excursions & have guest speakers </li></ul>
  20. 20. Criminology (Psychology General) <ul><li>Preliminary Course </li></ul><ul><li>The Senses </li></ul><ul><li>How the Brain Works </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Models of Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>The Family </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Impact and </li></ul><ul><li>Forms of Disorder </li></ul>
  21. 21. HSC Course <ul><li>Why Kids Kill Case study </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Criminal Behaviour: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Violent Crime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political Crime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organized Crime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Order Crime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Property Crime </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Forensics </li></ul>
  22. 22. Crim Learning Activities <ul><li>Gruesome Investigations </li></ul><ul><li>Human Experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Gross Film studies </li></ul><ul><li>Reading FBI Files </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Horrific Stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Being taught by the BEST Criminology teachers at Fairvale High School </li></ul>
  23. 23. WHAT NOW? <ul><li>Choose your subjects carefully - consider </li></ul><ul><li>Your interests </li></ul><ul><li>Career goals (do I need an ATAR course?) </li></ul><ul><li>Writing requirements (essays in ATAR courses!) </li></ul><ul><li>Speak to your teachers & current senior students & past students </li></ul><ul><li>Review these presentations on FVHS e-learning </li></ul><ul><li>Come along to the Parent Information Night (next Tuesday) </li></ul>