Every student undertakes this inquiry program in Year 7. Throughout the year, students’ Science, English, and Humanities subjects are extended through in-depth research and learning. The program has four units – one per term. Each unit engages with a five-stage Inquiry model.
Engaging, Building Key Knowledge, Making Connections, Researching and Responding.
Students experience Integrated Studies through collaborative learning in the open spaces at Eltham High School. Working individually and collectively, students will learn, create, and present through a variety of methods and formats.
- UNIT 1 – Focuses on introducing students to Inquiry Based Learning. Students look at the qualities of influential thinkers such as David Unaipon, John Flynn, and Edith Cowan who have helped shape Australia as we know it today.
- UNIT 2 – Challenges students to consider controversial issues that face our communities. Students use the Eltham High School inquiry approach to research a range of engaging controversial local and global issues.
- UNIT 3 – Whilst learning about Sustainability students engage with the wider community when they attend the City Experience Camp. Students develop sustainable solutions to problems that they identify at home.
- UNIT 4 – Students investigate what it means to be a global citizen. Students evaluate the economic, cultural, and environmental impact actions can have on our lives and the lives of others.