Humanities: Individuals & Societies

Year 9
Subject Information

Humanities is a compulsory full year subject at Year 9.

Subject Description

In this subject, students learn to think clearly about current issues confronting them and their world. Students undertake four Humanities disciplines of History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Business & Economics. Students develop inquiry skills that lead towards conceptual understandings of the relationships between individuals, societies and the environment in which they live. They learn to act as responsible citizens of local and global communities.

History: Making of the Modern World: Australia 1750 to 1918

  • Movement of Peoples

  • Making a Nation

  • World War One (1914-1918)


  • Biomes and Food Security

  • Geographies of interconnections

Civics & Citizenship

  • Government & Democracy

  • Law & Citizens

  • Citizenship, Diversity and Identity

Business & Economics

  • Australia and the Global Economy

  • Innovation in Business

  • Roles & Responsibilities of Workers in Australia

Course Fees


Additional Costs

There may be excursions and projects with associated costs (approximately $20.00).

Criterion A:

Knowing & Understanding

Criterion C:


Criterion B:


Criterion D:

Thinking Critically

Learning Area Map