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Leumeah High School

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Human society and its environment

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.

 

HSIE Students Work

The HSIE Faculty is a diverse faculty with a wide range of expertise. The study of HSIE subjects allows students to study aspects of the world and humanity.

Students doing HSIE work

In HSIE subjects students learn about the past, the present and how people's cultural, social, and physical environments combine to create the world they live in. Students are encouraged to think critically and to ask questions. Students develop research, literacy and analytical skills which will help them to become informed citizens.

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