At Warnbro Primary School Humanities and Social Sciences is taught within the classroom and can be integrated into several learning areas. Humanities and Social Science 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 has been separated into four subjects: Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and History. Students in Pre-primary to Year 2 will be exposed and taught about of History and Geography. Students in Year 3 to Year 4 will be extend their learning History and Geography and be exposed to Civics and Citizenship. Students in Year 5 to Year 6 will be extending their learning in all 3 previously covered strands and will also be exposed to Economics and Business.
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.
Humanities and Social Sciences will be formally reported on each semester. Students will be allocated a grade and effort for their work in each strand every semester.
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.
Through the teaching and learning of this subject area students at Warnbro Primary School are inspired to become inquisitive learners. They are knowledgeable, skilful, innovative and creative. They see a positive future in which they connect with others to contribute to fair, sustainable and peaceful world.