Humanities Electives


Espionage through the Ages

In this Elective Unit the Students develop an understanding of the vocabulary of espionage and learn the techniques of the spy and spymaster over different time periods. They compare and contrast spies and espionage at various times in history and debate the morality of immoral acts. Students also investigate the differences between historical fact and historical fiction.

Research Task on Spy Techniques
Dossier on Deception in WWII
Design Your Own Spy Wear
Semester Examination

My Business

In My Business, students investigated how entrepreneurs start businesses, business planning and marketing. Students looked at the part they play in the economy as consumers, and developed valuable skills as they investigated making a major purchase, savings, superannuation and investment. Many of the skills and concepts studied were able to be applied with the Burwood Year 9 Business Day.

Business Day
Making a Major Purchase
Marketing Plan
Semester examination


Students explore the power of allegories to express philosophical messages. They also look at Philosophy in popular culture, especially television, film and song. In the branch of philosophy known as Ethics, students learn to respond to ethical issues from different philosophical perspectives, specifically applying the Moral Spectrum. Furthermore, students contribute to an Online Community of Inquiry whereby they are able to pose their own philosophical questions and respond the questions of their peers.

Ethical Approaches
Philosophy and Popular Culture
Allegorical Task
Online Discussion            
Semester Examination