Human Society & Its Environment

Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) was previously known as Social Studies.

In this course students learn about the people in Australia and other parts of the world; and the social and physical environments in which they live.

They also develop particular skills in:

  • acquiring information;
  • using an enquiry process;
  • and in social and civic participation.

This course also contributes to the development of skills from other key learning areas, such as reading, writing, graphing, designing and making, and visually representing an idea or viewpoint.

Students are also encouraged to develop positive values and attitudes about themselves, others, the world that they live in and their future.

Syllabus Resources

A syllabus is a document that gives teachers an outline of what students are to be taught in a specific learning area.

The syllabus and other supporting material for Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) K-6 are available from the Board of Studies.


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