09 Global Learnings

Year 9: Full Year / 2 Semesters / Global Learnings

Australian Curriculum Website:  https://australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/humanities-and-social-sciences

Pre-Requisite:  Nil



Year 9 Global Learnings Curriculum is based on 4 strands from the Australian Curriculum:


A study of the history of the making of the modern world from 1750 to 1918. It was a period of industrialisation and rapid change in the ways people lived, worked and thought. It was an era of nationalism and imperialism, and the colonisation of Australia was part of the expansion of European power. The period culminated in World War I, 1914–1918, the ‘war to end all wars’.


‘Biomes and food security’ focuses on investigating the role of the biotic environment and its role in food and fibre production.

‘Geographies of interconnections’ focuses on investigating how people, through their choices and actions, are connected to places throughout the world in a wide variety of ways, and how these connections help to make and change places and their environments.

Civics and Citizenship

The year 9 curriculum builds students’ understanding of Australia’s political system and how it enables change. Students examine the ways political parties, interest groups, media and individuals influence government and decision making processes. They investigate the features and principles of Australia’s court system, including its role in applying and interpreting Australian law. Students also examine global connectedness and how this is shaping contemporary Australian society.

Economics and Business

The year 9 curriculum gives students the opportunity to further develop their understanding of economics and business concepts by exploring the interactions within the global economy. Students are introduced to the concept of an ‘economy’ and explore what it means for Australia to be part of the Asia region and the global economy. They consider the interdependence of participants in the global economy, including the implications of decisions made by individuals, businesses and governments. The responsibilities of participants operating in a global workplace are also considered.

Topics may include

  • biomes and food security
  • geographies of interconnections
  • making a better world?
  • Australia and Asia
  • World War I
  • government and democracy
  • laws and citizens
  • citizenship, diversity and identity
  • economics and business


Students will be assessed against the Australian Curriculum year 9 history, geography, civics and citizenship and economics and business achievement standards:

  • historical skills
  • geographical inquiry and skills
  • civics and citizenship skills
  • economics and business skills

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