Humanities Curriculum Overview

The Year 7- 10 Humanities curriculum at Darul Ulum College of Victoria is varied and diverse as it integrates the four areas of study: History, Geography, Business/ Economics and Civics and Citizenship. Students travel through different time periods in History whereby they start from pre-history to ancient history at year 7 as they explore various ancient civilisations (Ancient Egypt and Ancient China) while investigating the past. At year 8, they travel to the beginning of the modern period (The Ottoman Empire, The Mongols and Japan under Shoguns). At Year 9, students explore nationalism, imperialism, colonisation in Australia as well as World War 1 to further enhance their knowledge and skills. At year 10, students focus on History to understand the modern world in terms of the Inter-wars period after World War 1 (The Great Depression, the Cold war) and World War 2, humans rights and activists and how Australians migrated to Australia.

In Geography, students learn to understand the world in which they live by exploring physical and human geographical concepts of place, space and interconnection as they examine the processes that influence the characteristics of places, the spatial distributions, patterns and interconnections of changes and places. Another aspect of this program is for students to develop an understanding of the principles, theories and models used in economics and business as well as Australia’s laws, government and their identify in society. At VCE level, students may choose to continue and enhance their learning of Humanities and Business world by studying History, Business Management, or Legal Studies.

DUCV promotes and enhances students’ motivation and engagement through various unique initiatives such as:

  • Year level/class competitions to promote student learning and engagement.
  • The Incorporation of learning a skill into the curriculum where each term, each year level learns a new skill which is reinforced and applied in both Humanities and other key learning areas.
  • Being involved in incursions and excursions for each year level over the year; such as Ancient Chinese inventions, the ‘The Islamic Museum’ to learn about the Islamic history, The Ottoman Empire and Migration to Australia as well as a visit to Sovereign Hill. Guest speakers are also organised where possible.
  • Incorporation of varied teaching and learning strategies based on differentiation as well as role plays to dramatise events of history; and speakers invited to talk to students relating to World War 1.
  • In Term 3, History Week activities are organised for years 7-10 as well as a History Exhibition-‘A Walk Back in Time’ whereby students create artefacts to represent the various historical time periods. Here students showcase their pieces of artwork to the school to help consolidate, motivate and enhance students’ creativity, knowledge and skills in the areas of study.
  • Incorporation of Islamic influence, hadith & Quran into the content covered for all year levels (where possible).

HUMANITIES  STRANDS/ SUBSTRANDS TOPICS

 

TERM 1

TERM 2

TERM 3

TERM 4

 

 

 

Year 7 

History

 Investigating the ancient past &

Geography

Place and Liveability

 

History

Ancient China

 

Geography

Water in the World

 

History

Overview: The Ancient World

          History

     Ancient Egypt

Economics & Business

Civics and Citizenship

 

 

 

YEAR 8

History

Overview: Ancient to Modern World

& The Ottoman Empire

History

The Mongol Expansion

History

Japan Under the Shoguns

Geography

Landforms & Landscapes

History

Overview: The Modern World &

The Mongol Expansion

Geography: 

Changing Nations

 

 

Civics & Citizenship

Economics & Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR 9

History

Overview &

 Making a Better World? Movements of People

History

Australia and Asia- Making a Nation (II)

History

 

        World War 1

 

Geography

Geographies of inter-connections

 

History

Australia and Asia- Making a Nation (1)

    Geography

 Biomes & Food Security

Civics & Citizenship

 

 

Economics & Business

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR 10

History

Overview- The Modern World

History

 

 World War 2

History

Rights and Freedoms

History

 

The Globalising World-

Muslims in the 21st Century

History
 World War 2

History

The Globalising World- Migration Experiences

Humanities Exhibition