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Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences empowers students to shape change by developing a range of skills to enable them to make informed decisions and solve problems. The subject provides students with the skills, behaviours and capabilities that will equip them to face challenges in their lifetime and to participate in and contribute to the wellbeing and sustainability of the environment, the economy and society. Through studying Humanities and Social Sciences, students are given opportunities to develop their ability to question, think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively, make decisions and adapt to change.

In K-2 Humanities and Social Sciences consists of Geography and History. In year 3 Civics and Citizenship is introduce then Economics and Business in years 5 and 6. The sub-strands are outlined below:

History: sources, continuity and change, cause and effect, significance, perspectives, empathy and contestability

Geography: place, space, environment, interconnection, sustainability and change, applying this understanding to a wide range of places and environments at the full range of scales, from local to global, and in a range of locations 

Civics and citizenshipgovernment and democracy, laws and citizens, and citizenship, diversity and identity

Economics and business: Resource allocation and making choices, the business environment, and consumer and financial literacy (ACARA, 2016)

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