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Human Society and its Environment

Human Society and Its Environment is the key learning area in which students develop knowledge, understandings, skills, and values and attitudes about people and their social and physical environments.
K–6 syllabuses are organised in broad stages that describe the sequence of learning experiences through which students will progress. The outcomes and content in this Human Society and Its Environment K–6 Syllabus are organised in four strands: Change and Continuity, Cultures, Environments, Social Systems and Structures. Through the learning experiences in this syllabus, students will develop knowledge and essential understandings about Australia’s history and geography, the people who live within its territory and their social, cultural, economic and political lives. They will learn about Australians, European influences, the original occupation of Australia by Aboriginal people and Australia’s shared history, Australia in the context of the Asian and Pacific regions and the world, and other cultures in the world. The development of academic and social skills is an important aspect of learning and teaching in Human Society and Its Environment. Students will develop skills that enable them to acquire information, use an inquiry process and participate in social and civic life. The development of values and attitudes underpins learning and teaching in Human Society and Its Environment. Values and attitudes related to social justice, intercultural understanding, ecological sustainability, democratic processes, beliefs and moral codes and lifelong learning are incorporated into the outcomes and content of this syllabus.


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