Individuals and Societies
Integrated Humanities, History and Geography
The course aims to help students understand the world around them and interpret it through various perspectives. Students are encouraged to appreciate human nature and develop inquiry skills that will lead towards a conceptual understanding of the relationships between individuals, societies and the environments in which we live. They will learn to understand how systems work and how they can act as responsible global citizens.
Students will develop research, analytical, interpretive and communication skills.
More details of the curriculum can be seen here:
Course content and Organization:
In Grades 6 – 8 the humanities is taught as an integrated course.
In Grades 9 – 10 humanities is taught through separate History and Geography courses.
Students also have the opportunity to experience a number of excursions outside of school such as the Grade 6 trip to the ancient city of Byblos. Students will also participate in an investigation in each year of the programme.
Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding
Students will develop factual and conceptual knowledge about individuals and societies. The key concepts are: Change, Global Interactions, Systems and Time, Place and Space.
Criterion B: Investigating
Students will develop systematic research skills and processes associated with disciplines in the humanities and social sciences as well developing successful strategies for investigating individually and collaboratively.
Criterion C: Communicating
Students will learn how to use a variety of media to communicate their learning as well as developing skills to organize and document their work.
Criterion D: Thinking Critically
Students will develop their critical thinking skills to develop and apply their understanding within the process of an investigation.
Each semester students are graded on the four assessment criteria outlined above. All the strands within the criteria will be assessed at least twice per year.