Humanities and Social Sciences is the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, economic and political contexts. Humanities and Social Sciences has a historical and contemporary focus, from personal to global contexts, and considers opportunities and challenges for the future.
In the Western Australian Curriculum, the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area comprises four subjects: Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and History.
By studying Humanities and Social Sciences, students will develop the ability to question; think critically; make decisions based on evidence; devise proposals for actions; and communicate effectively.
Thinking about, reflecting on, and responding to issues requires an understanding of the key historical, geographical, political, legal, economic, business and societal factors involved, and how these different factors interrelate.
The Humanities and Social Sciences subjects provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to develop a broad understanding of the world in which we live and how people can participate as active and informed citizens in the 21st century.
HaSS at Tuart Hill Primary School
The staff has fully implemented the new Humanities and Social Science (HASS) curriculum in 2017. The HASS committee informs and assists staff in the planning and assessment of student learning via the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. The HASS committee prepares whole school operational plans to ensure successful implementation. The purchase of appropriate resources to assist teachers to deliver their program continues across all year levels.
Tuart Hill Primary School has established the Olden Days Classroom, the Betty Green Room was named in honour of the school patron, Elizabeth Green, in order to provide students with a real-life context for learning about the past. The room has a class set of wooden desks and a collection of museum resources, such as old lamps, maps, books and other olden day ephemera.