Humanities & Social Sciences

Humanities & Social Sciences 2017-05-10T08:07:39+00:00

Project Description

Students at Redeemer study Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) from Reception through to Year 7.

In accordance with the Australian Curriculum, students’ HASS learning is organised under four learning areas throughout their schooling: History; Geography; Civics and Citizenship (Yr 3+).; and Economics and Business (Yr 5+).

History learning explores the concepts of continuity and change; cause and effect; significance; perspectives; empathy; contestability; and sources.

Geography studies look at concepts of space; environment; interconnection; sustainability and change; places and environment; and local and global scales.

Students’ Civics and Citizenship studies explore government and democracy; laws and citizens; diversity; and identity.

Lastly, studies in Economics and Business investigate concepts of resource allocation and decision making; the business environment; and consumer and financial literacy.

 

Connections with Units of Inquiry:

As an International Baccalaureate PYP school, Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as a number of other learning areas are incorporated in what we call ‘Units of Inquiry’.

Research shows that students learn and retain information best, when they can make connections with prior knowledge and experiences and build upon this with new learning. With this in mind, PYP Units of Inquiry deliberately combine learning from different ‘traditional’ subjects to reveal connections between areas and to explore conceptual ideas that promote a greater depth of thinking and analysis.

Through their study of Units of Inquiry at Redeemer, your child will make connections between Geography, Science, History, English and many more areas to truly understand elements of the complicated world we live in and to develop lifelong skills that will ensure they can understand more of the world as they grow into confident and worldly adults.