In human society and its environment (HSIE), both subjects of history and geography are mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
Students learn specific historical and geographical concepts and skills in history and geography. They also have an opportunity to learn more about people and the societies and environments in which they live through elective subjects.
A large number of individual subjects make up the key learning area of HSIE in which students:
research, gather and analyse information
question and make judgements
write for a variety of purposes.
In Year 11 and 12, students can choose from a range of HSIE courses. These include:
Society and Culture.
Human society and its environment is the largest faculty at Menai High School encompassing a diverse range of subjects and offering many opportunities for extra curricular activities.
Studies of the ancient and modern worlds
Society and culture
Studies of religion
Year 9 history students have produced an anthology of stories on the recollections of local residents who lived through World War II. The book 'war stories' is the product of a co-ordinated project between our school and Menai community services.