Studies of Society and the Environment (SOSE) allows students to heighten their understanding of the world around them. By exploring interactions between people and between people and their environment, students are able to investigate social, political, economic, environmental and cultural ideas and issues. The year 8 and 9 SOSE strand is divided between C2C History and C2C Geography in 2014.
Students in year 8 will complete the following in Term 4:
Landforms and Landscapes: Students will investigate geomorphology through a study of landscapes and their landforms. This unit examines the processes that shape individual landforms, the values and meanings placed on landforms and landscapes by diverse cultures, hazards associated with landscapes and management of landscapes.
Changing Nations: Students will investigate the changing human geography of countries, as revealed by shifts in population. They will explore the process of urbanisation and draws on a study of country of the Asia region to show how urbanisation changes the economies and societies of low and middle-income countries.
Students in year 9 will complete the following in Term 4:
Biomes and Food Security: This unit focuses on investigating the role of the biotic environment and its role in food and fibre production. Students will examine biomes of the world, their alteration and significance as a source of food and fibre, and the environmental challenges and constraints on expanding food production in the future.
Geographies of Interconnections: The content provides opportunities for students to develop geographical understandings of place, space, environment, interconnections, change, sustainability and scale.