About the Humanities


In the Victorian Curriculum F–10, the Humanities includes Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and History.


The Humanities provide a framework for students to examine the complex processes that have shaped the modern world and to investigate responses to different challenges including people’s interconnections with the environment.


In Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business, students explore the systems that shape society, with a specific focus on legal and economic systems. Students learn about Australia’s role in global systems, and are encouraged to appreciate democratic principles and to contribute as active, informed and responsible citizens.


In History and Geography, students explore the processes that have shaped and which continue to shape different societies and cultures, to appreciate the common humanity shared across time and distance, and to evaluate the ways in which humans have faced and continue to face different challenges.




Humanities: Economics, Civics, Geography and History

This program aims to equip students with an understanding of the world and the skills to become effective global citizens.  Areas covered include:  History, Geography and Economy.  The program aims to support students to become well informed, inquiring members of society with the ability to make appropriate and socially responsible decisions.