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What is SOSE

SOSE, or the Studies of Society and Environment incorporates the traditional disciplines of History, Geography, Politics, Legal Studies, Sociology, Social Studies and Anthropology. 
In 2012, Year 8 students are studying the History Curriculum as set out by ACARA, and year 9 and 10 students study the four SOSE strands set out by SACSA:

  • Time, Continuity and Change
  • Place, Space and Environment
  • Societies and Cultures
  • Social Systems

In years 11 and 12, students specialise into the disciplines of their choice.


Skills in SOSE

Students studying SOSE or its related disciplines will gain skills such as:

  • Research skills using a range of resources (including Information Technology)
  • A general understanding of “how the world works” by examining historical and contemporary issues
  • Skills in collecting, analysing and organising information
  • Working in teams
  • Communicating ideas and  information
  • Problem Solving

Career Oportunities

The skills learnt in SOSE are invaluable in many industries/occupations.  Many of the courses in Year 12 also lead to opportunities for further education, both at university and/or at TAFE.

SOSE or SOSE related disciplines lead to jobs that include:

Lawyer

Manager

Historian

Geographer

Park Ranger

Diplomat

Tour Guide

Teacher

Librarian

Politician

Social Worker

Businessperson

Bank Officer

Geologist


Assesment

Students studying History and SOSE in years 8-10 are assessed in a range of different ways to encourage students to achieve success.  Assessment may include:

  • Research/project work
  • Tests
  • Reading comprehension
  • Creative production
  • Cooking
  • Oral presentation
  • Group work
  • Essays
  • Role Play
  • Movie Review
  • Reports
  • Posters
  • Source analysis          

 

 

 

 

 

 

The SOSE Curriculum at JPSS

8

(Semester)

9

(Full Year)

10

(Full Year)

11

(Semester)

12

(Full Year)

Overview of medieval history

19th and/or 20th Century Australian History

20th Century World History

Aboriginal Studies

Aboriginal Studies

Vikings

Comparison of Regions

Natural Disasters

Current Affairs

Modern History

Modern History

Shogun Japan

Indigenous Issues

'Isms': Ideologies in the 1900s

Tourism

Tourism

The Black Death

Human Rights

Globalisation

The Downfall of a Society and How to Prevent it

Society and Culture

Society and Culture

 

Last Updated on Friday, 26 October 2012 15:35