Humanities and Social Science

Humanities and Social Sciences is the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, economic and political contexts. The Western Australian curriculum comprises four areas of study which are History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business.

Students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 study both History and Geography, Civics and Citizenship commences in Year 3 and Economics and Business starts in Year 5. The HASS skills are taught across the grades from Pre-Primary to Year 6 and assist the students in research and inquiry skills.

At Glendale through the teaching of the HASS subjects we strive to develop a deep knowledge and sense of wonder, curiosity and respect for places, people, cultures, events, ideas and environments throughout the world.

We want to develop in the students the ability to think critically, solve problems, make informed decisions and propose actions in relation to real world events.

In the later years of primary school students will learn enterprising behaviours that will enable them to become active decision makers and embed these skill into everyday life.

In an advancing technological world the HASS subjects give the students an understanding of the connection among people and an understanding of sustainability to bring about equity and social justice.