Holy Cross College | Ellenbrook
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Going Beyond the Classroom in Humanities and Social Sciences


Summer Term has already seen students engaging in a wide range of exciting activities in the Humanities and Social Sciences Learning Area.  Students in Year 7 were immersed in the world of Archaeology during our Archaeology Incursion on Tuesday, 26 February. The Year 7s were introduced to the work of an archaeologist by ex-Holy Cross student and current UWA Archaeology student Jarrod Van der Weide. Students then engaged in a range of hands-on activities including making their own model artefact, observing an archaeological dig and predicting the use for a range of artefacts from a number of different historical time periods.

The Year 11 ATAR Geography students participated in a Geographical Fieldwork excursion to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services in Perth City where they had the opportunity to learn about the hazards and responses to cyclones in Western Australia and apply their fieldwork learning to their Geographical inquiry.

On Friday next week, Year 10 HASS students will be visiting the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary in Bayswater to undertake fieldwork on river systems for the Geography component of their course.

Ms Karen Taylor
Learning Area Coordinator – Humanities and Social Sciences
7 March 2018