From Year 7

In Year 7 Humanities this semester, students have been studying the geography topics ‘Water in the World’ and ‘Place and Liveability’. Studying these issues equip students with essential knowledge about the complex relationship between humans and their environment, fostering a deep understanding of geographical concepts and their real-world applications.

The study of ‘Water in the World’ focuses on the significance of water as a renewable resource and its impact on societies and ecosystems. Students explore various aspects such as water scarcity, water management, and the role of water in shaping landscapes. They examine case studies of different regions and communities, understanding the challenges they face regarding water availability, quality, and sustainability. By engaging in discussions and conducting research, students develop a sense of environmental responsibility and recognize the need for effective water management practices.

In the ‘Place and Liveability’ unit, students investigate the factors that contribute to the liveability of places, ranging from local communities to global cities. They explore elements such as urban planning, infrastructure, natural and built environments, cultural diversity, and social well-being. Through a hands-on inquiry involving research and fieldwork, students analyse the characteristics of liveable places and evaluate the impact of various factors on their own suburb. They develop critical thinking skills, understanding the interplay between social, economic, and environmental factors that shape the quality of life in different locations.

Elisa Litvin
Humanities Learning Leader

I liked learning about how water is accessible in some countries but not others.
Audrey U-M
It’s interesting how we learn about the earth in a more focused way than in primary school.
Seb H
I like that we get to research about where we live and how the liveability of places has changed over time.
Ella K