Curriculum - Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Humanities and Social Sciences

Meadow Springs Primary School implements a specialist program in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences. This program covers both the areas of History and Geography.

Students from years 1-6 attend the dedicated Humanities classroom once per week throughout the year. The programme offered is interactive, hands on and engaging one, where ITC is integrated wherever possible. Students are immersed in rich content resources and encouraged to take risks in their thinking.

The humanities programme is culminated in year 6 by offering students a 5 night excursion to Canberra where they can make connections between their knowledge of the democratic process and Australia’s history to the real world. The humanities and social sciences are the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, economic and political contexts.

The humanities and social sciences have a historical and contemporary focus, from personal to global contexts, and consider challenges for the future.

Through studying humanities and social sciences, students will develop the ability to question, think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively, make decisions and adapt to change. Thinking about and responding to issues requires an understanding of the key historical, geographical, political, economic and societal factors involved, and how these different factors interrelate.

The humanities and social science subjects provide a broad understanding of the world in which we live, and how people can participate as active and informed citizens with high-level skills needed for the 21st century.

2018 Canberra Tour

 

Students from our school have recently undertaken an education tour of the national capital. Students were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.

The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government has contributed funding of $260.00 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.

The students had a wonderful time and would be happy to share with anyone who would like to know more.  You can also check out our daily blog at www.mspscanberratour.weebly.com