Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences in the Primary Years
Prepare yourself for teachinggeography, history, economics and business, and civics and citizenship. Explore inquiry approaches to teaching, learning and assessment and how to make relevant resources and technology choices.
Your upfront cost: $0
- 28 Nov 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- establish critical and reflective practices appropriate to the HASS learning area based on local, national and international research
- apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to deliver, plan, assess and evaluate challenging and authentic HASS learning experiences in accordance with the principles and content in the Australian Curriculum
- develop differentiated HASS teaching and learning experiences that support and challenge all students
- appraise a range of resources and make appropriate, safe and ethical selections to inform HASS learning experiences and environments
- research local First Peoples histories and cultures and identify meaningful ways to teach these in the HASS learning area
- Curriculum Overview and Inquiry
- Civics and Citizenship
- Economics and Business
- HASS Planning and Integration Assessment
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Other requirements -
Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.
This subject prepares pre-service teachers to teach Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) in Primary schools through the areas of History, Geography, Economics and Business and Civics and Citizenship. It explores the history and development of the learning area, inquiry approaches to teaching, learning and assessment and integration of HASS in the primary school years. Students are asked to critically reflect on their approaches to teaching HASS, to engage with local First Peoples histories and cultures and to identify meaningful ways to teach these in the HASS learning environment. Students will plan for HASS inquiry and programming, including resource selection and appropriate differentiation.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.
- Essay on the HASS Curriculum (50%)
- Build and complete an Inquiry Project (50%)
Current study term: 29 May 22 to 28 Aug 22
Making Humanities and Social Sciences Come Alive: Early Years and Primary Education
Green, D. and Price, D.
Next study term: 27 Nov 22 to 26 Feb 23
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