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Gorokan High School

Gorokan High School

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Human society and its environment

HSIE (Human society and its environment)

In Human Society and its Environment (HSIE) you will enjoy learning about History and Geography in new and exciting ways. Field Trips, model building, guest speakers and private in school displays will open your eyes to the importance of History and the wonder of Geography. We have a large staff, all with unique skills and interests who look forward to meeting you.

Mr Carey - Head Teacher HSIE

 

In human society and its environment (HSIE), both subjects of history and geography are mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.

Students learn specific historical and geographical concepts and skills in history and geography. They also have an opportunity to learn more about people and the societies and environments in which they live through elective subjects in Years 7 to 10 (Stages 4 to 5).

A large number of individual subjects make up the key learning area of HSIE in which students:

  • research, gather and analyse information
  • question and make judgements
  • write for a variety of purposes. 

In Year 11 and 12, students can choose from a range of HSIE courses. These include:

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History Extension
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Society and Culture
  • Studies of Religion.