Year 8 - 2009
Port Macquarie High School
PROGRAM OF STUDIES – Year 8, 2009
1. A message from the Principal
2. Curriculum stages of schooling
3. Curriculum pattern for Stage 4
4. School Certificate requirements
5. Voluntary contributions for 2009
6. Bell Times 2009
7. Outline of Compulsory subjects that are studied:
Personal Development, Health & PE
Technology – Home Economics and Industrial Arts
8. Interest Elective Choices: (from):
Manga World (LOTE)
Life of a Samurai (LOTE)
English Individual Projects (English)
Tales of Mystery and Suspense (English)
Filming the News (English)
In a Band (CAPA)
Creative Acting (CAPA)
Beach Watch (HSIE)
First Aid (HSIE)
Surfing and Body Boarding (PDHPE)
Contact Sports (League and Union) (PDHPE)
Wooden Toy Making (TAS – IA)
Decorative Metalwork (TAS – IA)
A Baker‟s Delight (TAS – HE)
International Cookery (TAS – HE)
Creative Crafts (TAS – HE)
Web Page Construction (Maths)
Designing a Children‟s Book (Maths)
Care of Small Farm Animals (Science)
Forensic Science (Science)
History Model Making (History)
1. A Message from the Principal
Thank you for making the decision to join our family, that is the Hastings Valley
Community of Schools. I hope that we have been able to develop your child since
they joined us in kindergarten, and that we continue with the excellent work already
done by our primary schools. If you are enrolling your child from another school in
the district, another part of the state, country or world, we welcome you and thank you
for making the right decision, that is, to enrol your child in a public school. I trust that
your stay with us will be a rewarding experience and one that will lay the foundations
for your future academically, culturally, socially and in terms of sporting
Each and every one of us is a unique individual with talents and skills. It is the role of
our school to foster and develop those skills and talents. Each student is a valued
young person and this school aims to develop all students to become responsible and
active participants in the local community.
You will find that the school‟s aims of caring (about others), learning (together) and
striving (for excellence) are strongly pursued. In return we ask of all of our students
to try to do their best in everything they do whether it be in the classroom, on stage or
in the area of music, art or on the sporting field.
Stage 4 (Years 7 & 8) completes many of the mandatory requirements for the award
of a School Certificate in such subjects as Music, Language, Art and Design &
Technology. In 2009 an interest elective subject will be offered for Year 8. In Term
3 of Year 8, students will elect two additional courses for study in Years 9 and 10.
For this reason, the importance of an individual‟s ongoing application to their studies
cannot be overlooked.
At times young people need advice and support. This school has a reputation for the
support it can offer whether it be from the Year Advisor, School Counsellor, members
of the welfare team or Careers Advisor.
I wish each student the best in their endeavours.
2. Curriculum stages of schooling
The N.S.W. Department of School Education has reorganised the K – 12 schooling
into “stages”. These are outlined below.
3. Curriculum patterns for Stage 4
Key Learning Areas Number of periods in a two weekly
Year 7 Year 8
English 8 8
Mathematics 8 7
Human Society and its Environment
History 3 4
Geography 3 4
Languages 6 2
One Language Other than English*
Creative and Performing Arts 3 3
Music 3 3
Technology and Applied Studies 6 6
Personal Development, Health, 6 6
*Interest Elective - 4
Sport 2 2
TOTAL 56 56
*Chosen from options
4. School Certificate Requirements
The School Certificate at the end Board curriculum requirements What documents do you get?
of Year 10 marks a significant for the School Certificate.
stage of your school life. To receive the School Certificate When you are awarded the School
you are required to study in the Certificate, you receive a number of
Important changes to the testing following Key Learning Areas each documents including a School
and reporting of the School year in Years 7-10: Certificate and School Certificate
Certificate have been Record of achievement.
implemented that will provide English
you with more detailed and The School Certificate shows your
meaningful information on your Mathematics name and your school‟s name and
individual achievements. states that you have met the
Science requirements for the award of the
The new statewide tests will be School Certificate.
held in November and you will Human Society and Its
now receive the actual marks you Environment The School Certificate Record of
score in the tests. These changes Achievement shows the results you
will help you focus on your school Personal Development, have achieved in the external tests.
work throughout Year 10, and Health and Physical It is also a cumulative record of all
ensure the School Certificate is a Education. the courses you have completed
more relevant and accurate during Years 9 and 10, with their
reflection of your achievements At some time during Years 7-10, awarded grades. These grades are
and capabilities. you are also required to study in the based on your full range of
Key Learning Areas of: achievements in each course so they
Who is eligible for a School Technological and Applied provide a detailed report of your
Certificate? Studies overall performance.
The School Certificate is awarded
by the Board of Studies NSW to Creative Arts You will also receive a Year 10
eligible students at the end of Year Yearly report from the school.
10. To be eligible for a School Languages Other Than
Certificate, you must: English How will your School Certificate
complete Year 10; results be reported?
The School Certificate tests
attend a government The grades and results that appear
school, an accredited non- Each year all students in Year 10 on your School Certificate Record
government school or a will sit for statewide tests in of Achievement give you, your
school outside NSW November. parents and future employers a
recognised by the Board; comprehensive picture of your
The tests will assess individual school achievements.
satisfactorily complete a achievement in the foundation
Board-approved program knowledge and skill needed to In all subjects studied including
of study; successfully undertake subjects in English, Mathematics, Science,
Year 11 and 12 and to participate Australian History, Geography,
undertake the School effectively in the wider community. Civics and Citizenship and Science,
Certificate tests in You will receive your own test you will be awarded a grade based
November in English- results for the statewide School on a set of Course Performance
literacy, Mathematics, Certificate tests. Descriptors developed by the Board
Science and Australian of Studies.
Civics and Citizenship test.
From 2006, there will also
be a test in Information
5. Voluntary School Contributions &
The school endeavours to provide the best education for its students. However,
Government grants provided to assist with text books, equipment, maintenance and
Special Education fall short of the school‟s needs.
Many items have to be purchased from funds raised by the school and P&C including
library books, magazine subscriptions, duplicating paper, first aid needs, gardening
and grounds equipment, office supplies, general maintenance items, sporting
equipment and computers. Voluntary contributions charged by the school contribute
towards the provision of these essential services and equipment for your children.
Voluntary Contributions: which includes membership of the P&C Association are –
2009 All Years $25 per term for the first student in the family
$20 per term for the second and each subsequent child
presently attending this high school
Should any family feel that they are unable to pay this contribution per term,
alternatively this can be paid in instalments fortnightly or monthly.
Elective Course Fees
Some subjects carry specific fees to cover the cost of materials purchased on behalf of
the students and used directly by them. Hence, should it be felt that these fees cannot
be met, then an alternative subject should be chosen. These fees are listed in the
various “Program of Studies” booklets produced for each year.
All contributions and fees are payable at the school office where cash register receipts
will be issued. These need to be shown to course teachers to verify payment so that
tuition may be continued.
Eftpos facilities are available through the school office.
Credit card payments from Mastercard, Visa or Bankcard are available through the
school office and can also be paid over the phone by calling 6583 1844.
6. Bell Times 2009
Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Roll Call 9.00-9.20 Roll Call 9.00-9.20 Roll Call 9.00-9.10
School + 9.10-9.25
Period 1 9.20-10.10 Period 1 9.20-10.10 Period 1 9.25-10.09
Period 2 10.10-11.00 Period 2 10.10-11.00 Period 2 10.09-10.53
Recess 11.00-11.24 Recess 11.00-11.24 Recess 10.53-11.17
Period 3 11.24-12.14 Period 3 11.24-12.14 Period 3 11.17-12.01
Period 4 12.14-1.04 Period 4 12.14-1.04 Period 4 12.01-12.45
Lunch 1.04-1.50 Lunch 1.04-1.50 Lunch 12.45-1.15
Period 5 1.50-2.40 Period 5 1.50-2.40 Sport 1.15-3.15
Period 6 2.40-3.30 Meetings 2.40-3.30
Roll Call 9.00-9.20 Roll Call 9.00-9.20
Period 1 9.20-10.10 Period 1 9.20-10.10
Period 2 10.10- Period 2 10.10-
Recess 11.00- Recess 11.00-
Period 3 11.24- Period 3 11.24-
Period 4 12.14-1.04 Period 4 12.14-1.04
Lunch 1.04-1.50 Lunch 1.04-1.50
Period 5 1.50-2.40 Period 5 1.50-2.40
Period 6 2.40-3.30 Period 6 2.40-3.30
7. Outline of Compulsory subjects
Studied in Stage 4
Students are provided with opportunities to develop their personal competence in oral
and written language in a wide range of contexts such as personal expression,
literature, the mass media and everyday expression.
Because classes have a mixture of students, teachers encourage them to read and view
materials appropriate to their interests and abilities. Assessment is always in terms of
the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Elective opportunities are available within English for students to pursue areas of
interest, including creative writing, film and video.
Some of the themes used to encourage
interest and activity are: Alone; Heroes and Villains;
The Pop Group An Imaginary Island; Horrors; Fights and Conflicts;
Accidents and Survival.
Mathematics in Years 7 and 8 is a single course leading to Stages 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3
courses in Years 9 and 10. It is presented in six strands:
Working Space and Measurement Data and Number Patterns
Mathematically Geometry Statistics and
Students are banded in Year 7 and then graded on mathematical ability in year 8 and
placed in the appropriate class. Each class covers the same course. However, the
depth of treatment and level of difficulty of the various topics are adjusted to suit the
ability level of each class. All students require a set of geometrical instruments (pair
of compasses, protractor, rule, set square) and a Scientific Calculator.
Calculators are available from the school
canteen at a very competitive price and are
appropriate for use right through to Year 12 and
beyond. With proper care such calculators have
an indefinite life span.
Students are required to have a scientific
calculator with them at all times.
Science and technology affect everyone‟s lives from turning on the T.V; flying in an
aeroplane; using a computer or medical treatment in hospital. Year 7 Science starts
the student in learning about the world around them in terms of motion, living
organisms, chemical reactions and our earth.
Year 8 will extend the knowledge of work already started in Year
7. The areas of study will include a cross section of the science
disciplines in order to cover the aims of the syllabus.
Most of our topics relate to real world situations and draw on
theory from each of the Science disciplines to analyse the topic
Stage 4 Science (Years 7 & 8) has a prescriptive Board of Studies Syllabus which is
now examined in November by an external exam called ESSA (Essential Secondary
Science Assessment). ESSA examines all work in 7 & 8 syllabi.
Year 7 History will look at questions like: What is History? Why do we study and
preserve our Heritage? And what may we learn from the study of our past? Students
will have the opportunity to trace their family tree and look at their immediate and
past history as well as to select people and / or historical sites to study from our
Topic options for detailed study include the Ancient Societies of Egypt, Greece and
Ancient Rome and Aboriginal society.
Year 8 History concentrates upon the medieval world, North
American Indians and the indigenous people of Australia and
Southern Africa. Other studies may include the Tudors, the
Stuarts and the French Revolution. Students will also look at
one significant group, event or force which has helped shape
the modern world.
Geography students in Year 7 and 8 study at a Global level.
Year 7 students learn about : What a Geographer is and what they do, the tools a
Geographer uses how to use those tools to investigate different environments.
They learn about
World Heritage Sites and
Global Environments such as coasts, deserts,
rainforests, mountains and wetlands and how humans
interact with these environments.
Year 8 students continue their study of global environments and communities and
then focus on Global change with emphasis on Globalisation and Global Inequalities.
The major global issues and the roles global organisations and the students themselves
as global citizens can take in mangaging these issues is a key area of Year 8 study.
Year 7 students learn to read and write basic notation. They will use both keyboard
and guitar for performing. Students will complete listening activities that have an
emphasis on the musical concepts as well as compose short pieces of music.
Fee: $5 Equipment: Music Book, Headphones with small and large plug,
Year 8 students continue to learn musical notation. They will use both keyboard and
guitar for performance and there will be an emphasis on rock music. Students will
complete short composition tasks and listening activities that focus on the musical
Fee: $5 Equipment: Music Book, Headphones with small and large plug,
A course which draws upon people, other living things, objects, places and spaces,
events, issues and theories as a point of reference to complete art works.
Various types of media are used in the
Drawings, Painting, 3-D Forms,
Printmaking and Ceramics.
Historical and critical study is undertaken
looking at art works created by other artists.
Fee: $30.00 each year
Requirements: Year 8 students must provide
a good sketch book – (Spirax no. 579)
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT/HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The aim of the Year 7 and 8 PD/H/PE program is to develop students capacity to
enhance personal health and wellbeing, enjoy an active lifestyle, maximise movement
potential and advocate lifelong health and physical activity.
Four main strands are covered in both theory and practical course components,
Self and relationships
Movement skill and performance
Individual and community health
Lifelong physical activity
A wide range of personal and community health issues are addressed, such as fitness,
nutrition, safety, drug use, road safety, child protection, HIV/AIDS and mental health.
Practical activities enable students to develop skills in games, dance, gymnastics,
athletics and swimming.
Technology (Mandatory) involves designing, producing and evaluating quality
solutions. These skills are developed through the completion of Design Projects.
Computer applications are an integral part of the Design Projects.
Students will complete 4-8 Design Projects over Years 7 and 8 within the TAS
Faculty (Home Economics and Industrial Arts). For each Design Project, students
will complete a design folio and produce a product or an environment or an
information and communication system..
Design Projects are developed from an Area of Study. These are: Built Environments,
Products, Information and Communications. Depending on the area of study, specific
Design Specifications and Technologies are also included in the project.
Fee: Year 7 Technology (Home Ec) $27; (Industrial Arts) $25
Year 8 Technology (Home Ec) $30; (Industrial Arts) $25
Requirements: Sturdy enclosed shoes must be worn during practical lessons. A
butcher-style apron is also needed for practical lessons (available for $5.50 at school).
Students will study one language for one year in Year 7. Languages
taught at this school are:
The program of study will include:
Introduction to the language eg
Greetings, information about oneself
An exploration of the country and its people including foods,
customs and traditions.
Reinforcement of language and culture through games, songs
and interactive technology.
In Year 8 students will continue with the language and will focus on
the structure and vocabulary of the language using interactive
programs as well as communication with students in other countries in
the target language via email.
8. Interest Elective Choices
All students in Year 8 will study two interest elective courses. One course will be
chosen for the first semester (half-year) then changed to a different course in the
These courses have been designed to diversify and enrich our curriculum. Of the
courses initially offered, only about half of these courses will run, depending on
Students will be asked to nominate up to six preferences. Most students will be able
to study one subject that is their first or second preference. Their second subject may
well come from a later preference.
Please choose wisely; changing interest electives during semesters next year will not
normally be possible.
Interest elective choices must be returned to Anthea Johnstone, Year Adviser, by
Thursday August 21, 2008. Late returns will not receive preference.
SUBJECT SELECTION PROCESS
Step 1 : Program of Studies Booklet
(Week 4) Friday 15 August 2008
Step 2 : Students may wish to talk to faculties about their choices
Step 3 : Students receive their initial subject selection sheet Fri August 15.
(Week 4) Students are to nominate 6 choices in order to determine their 2
Step 4 : Initial subject selection sheets will be returned to Ms Johnstone, Year
(Week 5) Adviser, on Thursday August 21
All sheets returned on this date will be given equal priority
Late returns will not be given any preference
Step 5 : Final classes for 2009 will be posted outside Mr Goodman‟s office on
(Week 8) Friday September 13
REME MB ER
Your selection sheet must be returned on
Thursday August 21 to Ms Johnstone
MA NGA W ORLD
Enter the world of Japanese Manga! Read about Japanese Manga and
design your very own Japanese style
comic. Study basic techniques and
gain knowledge required in drawing
manga and be inspired by famous
Japanese anime and manga such as
THE LIFE OF A SAMURAI
Journey back in time to the land of the
samurai. The word “samurai” means
someone who serves. But a samurai
warrior is not what you would think of
as a servant. He is a fierce warrior who
has studied for many years to become
an elite warrior. Of course, the
samurai warriors no longer rule Japan
but their code of loyalty and bravery is
still admired today. See what it would
be like to be a Samurai warrior in
ENGLISH INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS
Unleash the creative impulse in you. Make a short video,
create a short story. Can you improve your public speaking?
The majority of this course will be aimed towards producing
a major work in one of the following:
TALES O F MYS TERY AND S U SP ENS E
This unit looks at the things that scare us, the strange
noise in the night, the moving shadows, the monster in
nightmares. We also follow famous detectives to
gather the clues and arrest the criminal.
In this unit we look at stories and films of crime and
horror and write our own. We find out about famous
crimes that have never been solved, develop a ghost
story to scare the class and see how film directors make
us jump in our seat.
Find out about the monsters of the past such as the minotaur, devouring the humans
lost in the maze, the Vampire biting his victims and your childhood bogey man hiding
under the bed. Select this unit – if you dare!!
FILMING THE NEWS
This unit gets you to create the news and film it. Ever
wondered what it would be like to interview a celebrity? Do
you want to see yourself on screen? Do you want to know
the skills a film producer uses to get that bias just right?
Here‟s your chance to develop filming skills. You might
have some bloopers of your own to share with friends by the
end of this one – or even worse, have them submitted to
Funniest Home Videos!
For the serious student here is a chance at last to gain insight into the technical aspects
of production. You will also develop your written and spoken skills.
Is this for you? Report to this unit and get ready for action.
This is an artmaking course that will focus on techniques of hand
building in clay. Students will develop skills in slab building,
coiling and the use of moulds to construct the shape of their
claywork. Each work is then fired in the kiln followed by glazing
and/or use of oxides to complete the decorative aspect of their
Cost : $30 to cover material i.e. clay, artbook, glazes, equipment
IN A BA ND
This subject will focus on performance. Students will need to be
able to play a musical instrument and read notation (tab is fine).
We will play music from a variety of styles, Rock, Jazz etc.
There will be group performances and solo performances as
part of the lesson.
Cost: $5 which will cover music, listening examples and
access to instruments.
This course focuses on the creation of cartoon and
animation in a variety of forms. Students will
experience animation using original techniques of flip-
book to the contemporary practice of digital media.
Cost : $35 to cover materials, DVD‟s and artbook
FROM IMPROVISATION TO
PERF ORM ANCE
Especially designed for those dedicated and focused Year 8 students who are not
afraid to get up in front of their peers and the public.
This course will:
Help students develop their creative abilities and
talents in presenting improvisations (thinking on
Help students draw on their creative imaginations
Guide students in learning about the acting space
Help support self – respect and trust among fellow students
Foster a positive and cohesive learning environment
Learn theatre and film terminology
Use and foster performance techniques in voice, movement, mime,
characterisation, role-play, script and on stage.
BEAC H WATCH
This course aims for students to have a “hands on” appreciation of the local coastal
environment. It will look at the natural features of the area as well as human uses of
The topics covered are:
Surf Survival – including water safety and surf survival certificate
Life in the sea – including what the sea is like, water movement, weather
patterns and visit to sea rescue base.
Humans in the water – including snorkelling, surfing and bodyboarding.
Coastal ecology – including coastal plants, animals, landforms and dune-care
Local Area Study – including coastal walks, Sea Acres visit and Kooloonbung
Cost : $40
FIRST AID COURSE
First Aid is a practical course delivered by
qualified instructors leading to the attainment of St. John First Aid
Certificate. The course is open to all students who turn fourteen
(14) years of age during Year 8 at Port Macquarie High.
This nationally accredited WorkCover approved course covers 23 competency
The St. John Certificate is an important prerequisite in applying for a range of
Boost your chances of casual or holiday employment by including this
Certificate in your resume (some employers pay additional bonus $$ or
allowances for employees with First Aid).
Become a valued member of your family, circle of friends and wider
community by having the confidence to act appropriately in times of
emergency – remember the ads of the dad with the choking daughter!
The fee of $80 covers your own handbook, workbook, materials exam and
SURFING AND BODY BOARDING
This practically based course is designed for both body boarding and stand up surfers.
The practical lessons will take place at Town Beach and very occasionally at
Lighthouse Beach if suitable conditions prevail.
Theory lessons will view video footage taken by the students of the surfing action
from the previous week and will also include lesson units on:
Weather and surf prediction
All participants MUST have a Surf Survival Certificate to join the Course.
T HE CONT A CT CODE S
RUG B Y LEAGUE / RU GBY U NI ON
This will be a 100% practically-based course aimed
at students who have a strong interest in developing
their skills in the contact football codes. Practical
activities will improve games skills, while students
will learn the theory behind athlete preparation and
performance. A range of current technology and
training aides will be used with students attending
one live NRL game.
Training techniques, nutrition and sports psychology will also be examined.
Topics covered include:
Skill and fitness training program design for Rugby League / Union
Training aides to improve skill and fitness (eg speed sleds, agility ladders,
tackle suits etc)
Sports analysis video and computer software
The evolution of the football codes – A historical perspective, achieved
through playing the games.
Cost: $15 to cover the cost of sports strapping and gym visit. (There will also be an
additional cost associated with the excursion to the NRL game).
(TAS – IA)
This course is designed to expand the students knowledge of tools, techniques and
materials whilst constructing a series of wooden toys.
Working from job sheets supplied, students will become proficient in all aspects of
job construction including marking out, shaping and joining processes. Students will
use hand tools and be introduced to power tools such as disc sander, drill press, scroll
saw, bobbin sander and wood lathe will occur as semester progresses. Only related
theory pertaining to the current job will be taught.
It is important that students understand that safe work practice
is essential if you undertake this course. Sturdy enclosed
shoes must be worn in all practical lessons. An apron and
safety glasses (provided) are also needed for all practical
lessons. (Apron available for $5.50 at school).
DEC O RATI VE METAL WO R K
(TAS – IA)
This course is designed to expand the students knowledge of tools, techniques and
materials whilst constructing a series of practical projects.
Working from job sheets supplied, students will experience metalworking techniques
including marking out, different shaping and joining processes. Students will use
hand tools and be introduced to L.P.G equipment, drill press and the metal lathe as the
semester progresses. They will also learn about the properties of a variety of metals
associated with their projects. Only related theory pertaining to the current job will be
It is important that students understand that safe work practice is essential if you
undertake this course. Sturdy enclosed shoes must be worn in all practical lessons.
An apron and safety glasses (provided) are also needed for all practical lessons.
(Apron available for $5.50 at school).
A BAKER‟S DELIGHT
(TAS – HOME ECONOMICS)
Students will learn the basics of cake, biscuit and slice making. Each week students
will prepare a mouth-watering selection of cakes, biscuits or slices. Some examples
include chocolate caramel slice, fairy cakes, mini mud cakes, rocky road, brownies,
butterfly cakes, decorative patty cakes, shortbread, monster cookies and gingerbread
Students will also learn some simple cake and biscuit decorating
Consumable Fee: $30 (Covers all food for practicals and display
folder for recipes and activities).
INT ERNA T ION AL CO OKE R Y
(TAS – HOME ECONOMICS)
Students will enjoy cooking and eating around the world. Each week students will
prepare a delectable dish from countries such as Italy, Mexico, Germany, China,
Japan, France, Thailand and India. The foods prepared will be a combination of sweet
and savoury to tantalize your tastebuds.
Consumable Fee: $35.00 (Covers all food for practicals and display folder
for recipes and activities).
CREATI V E CRAF TS
(TAS – HOME ECONOMICS)
Students will learn and enjoy producing a variety of crafts that they could pursue in
their leisure time.
A range of crafts will be done including silk painting, tie dying, face mask, hand
painted aprons or bags, gift tags, scrapbooking and hand painted clocks. This list is
not prescriptive. Student interests will be taken into account.
Consumable Fee: $30.00 (Covers all materials for crafts)
( MA THS)
In this course students will learn about:
History of the world wide web
HTML coding for web pages
Using Dreamweaver for web page design and construction
Utilising graphics in web page design
Principles of effective web page design
Students will be required to construct a web page using HTML and Dreamweaver
DESIGNING A CHILDREN‟S BOOK
( MA THS)
Exploring Early Stage 1 Mathematics Outcomes (Space, Measurement and
Investigating Literary techniques through wide reading of children‟s material
Desktop publishing skills
What will students learn about?
How young children learn (from early childhood
What young children are expected to know prior to
and during early stage 1 Mathematics
Drafting, illustrating and publishing a children‟s
CARI NG F O R S MALL
Students will learn how to care for and handle small animals such
as rabbits and chickens.
The course will involve breeding and monitoring the growth of
At the end of the course, students will know the basic parts of
rabbits and chickens, be proficient in handling, sexing and
weighing them, be able to carry out basic health checks on each, be able to clip the nails of
rabbits, drench fowls and understand the incubation of eggs.
Students will learn what Forensic Science is, what the role of a Forensic Scientist is
and the processes Forensic Scientist use to solve crimes.
Hypothetical crime scenes and cold cases (unsolved crimes) will be examined,
analysed and solved using various forensic techniques.
History of forensics will be studied as we look and test old and new technologies and
relate these to the accuracy of identifying a guilty person.
This course will look at how historical events have been
presented in movies. How accurate are they? Was the battle
really like that? Is that what the empire was like? Yes these and
more questions will be answered as we watch History on film.
The course will cover topics in Ancient, Medieval and Modern
(Popcorn not provided)
HISTORY MODEL MAKING
Put away the books and let‟s get creative. This course allows students to recreate
historical equipment, weapons, castles, ships, villages etc. If you are a little creative
and you like History, then this is for you. This course will look at all different periods
Cost : $20