The social sciences
are the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural,
environmental, economic and political contexts. Social Science at Bracken Ridge
State High School have both a historical and contemporary focus, from personal
to global contexts, and considers challenges for the future. It includes the
study of history, geography, civics and citizenship and economics.
Social Sciences, students will develop the ability to question, think
critically, solve problems, communicate effectively, make decisions and adapt
to change. Thinking about and responding to issues requires an understanding of
the key historical, geographical, political, economic and societal factors
involved, and how these different factors interrelate.
In the Senior School,
our students have the opportunity to specialise in Modern
History and Geography. These programs of
study provide students with skills and abilities in writing, researching,
evaluating and critically thinking which are effectively transferrable and
relevant to other subjects and disciplines.