Humanities and Social Sciences
The Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) learning area currently consists of the Australian Curriculum subject of History. In the coming years, this will be further extended to include Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business. The HSS area uses an inquiry based approach to assist children in making meaning of the world around them. Through subject specific topics, children develop their inquiry skills through posing questions and developing inquiries to research. They then have an opportunity to collect this information, learning to evaluate, analyse and interpret the effectiveness of the sources. Children develop the ability to think critically and creatively, and refine a variety of skills and capabilities that allow for an informed and active participation in Australia’s diverse society.
Humanities and Social Scieces are taught by classroom teachers. Through the integration of HSS subject knowledge and understandings into the English learning area, children are provided with enriched experiences and opportunities.