In Year 1, Humanities and Social Sciences consists of Geography and History. Students have the opportunity to investigate different ways of collecting information and/or data through sources such as books, people and photos. They learn how narratives can be used to communicate and represent their changing understandings in multiple ways.
In the early years, students have the opportunity to develop an appreciation for both natural and constructed environments as they understand how places are cared for and consider who should provide this care. Their understanding of place is further developed through investigating maps as a visual representation of Earth, as they begin to locate geographical divisions.
The concept of continuity and change is extended through exploring how family life has changed or remained the same over time, and how the present is similar to, or different from, the past. The understanding of time as a sequence is developed in the context of the present, past and future.
Civics and Citizenship does not commence until Year 3. The Early Years Learning Framework provides opportunities for students to engage in civics and citizenship concepts, such as developing a sense of community; an awareness of diversity; and an understanding of responsibility, respect and fairness.
Economics and Business does not commence until Year 5. The Early Years Learning Framework provides opportunities for students to engage in economics and business concepts, such as exploring natural and processed materials, and consumer decisions.