Year 7 Overviews
Term 2, 2013
Religion: “How has the Church changed to “keep it alive” in the 21st century?”
Through the study of 3 interrelated strands, Sacred Texts, Beliefs, Church and Christian Life, students will endeavour to explore and answer the fertile question above.
Students communicate with peers and teachers, in a range of face-to-face environments. They experience learning in familiar contexts that relate to the school curriculum
Students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They listen to, read, view, interpret and perform a range of spoken and written forms in which the primary purpose is aesthetic, as well as texts designed to persuade and inform. These include various types of early adolescent novels, non-fiction, and dramatic performances. Students develop their understanding of how texts are influenced by context, purpose and audience. Literary texts that support and extend students in Years 7 as independent readers are drawn from a range of realistic and historical genres. These texts explore ethical dilemmas within real-world and fictional settings and represent a variety of perspectives. Language features include successive complex sentences and unfamiliar technical vocabulary.
Students will create a range of informative and persuasive types of texts.
History: “ The Ancient World”
The Year 7 curriculum provides a study of history from the time of the earliest human communities to the end of the ancient period (approximately 60 000BCE-c.650 CE). It was a period defined by the development of cultural practices and organised societies. The study of the ancient world includes the discoveries (the remains of the past and what we know) and the mysteries (what we do not know) about this period of history, in a range of societies including Australia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and India. Term 2 will be focused on India.
Science: “Earth, Moon and Sun”.
Students will represent and predict the effects of unbalanced forces, including Earth’s gravity. They will explain how the relative positions of the Earth, sun and moon affect phenomena on Earth. Students will analyse how the sustainable use of resources depends on the way they are formed and cycle through Earth systems. Students will describe situations where scientific knowledge from different science disciplines has been used to solve a real-world problem. They will explain how the solution was viewed by, and impacted on, different groups in society.
Students will draw on evidence to support their conclusions, and communicate their ideas, methods and findings using scientific language and appropriate representations.