Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences expands students' understanding of history, geography, civics and citizenship, and economics and business. It gives students a deep understanding of the world they live in from a range of perspectives, past and present, and encourages them to develop an appreciation and respect for social, cultural and religious diversity. This subject also empowers students to shape change by developing a range of skills to enable them to make informed decisions and solve problems.

Core Curriculum

We have implemented the Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences. 

The F–6 Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum encompasses knowledge and understanding from the four sub-strands of history, geography, civics and citizenship, and economics and business. The curriculum includes the sub-strands of history and geography in Foundation Year to Year 2, and introduces the sub-strand of civics and citizenship in Year 3, and the sub-strand of economics and business in Year 5.

Concepts of Disciplinary Thinking Concepts of Interdisciplinary Thinking Inquiry and Skills
  • History
  • Geography
  • Civics and citizenship
  • Economics and business

  • Significance 
  • Continuity and change
  • Cause and effect 
  • Place and space 
  • Interconnections 
  • Roles, rights and responsibilities 
  • Perspectives and action

  • Questioning 
  • Researching 
  • Analysing 
  • Evaluating and reflecting 
  • Communicating 

Teaching and Learning Opportunities

When genuine connections are made with content and skills from other curriculum areas, Humanities and Social Sciences may be integrated into cross curriculum Conceptual Inquiry units of learning.