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Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE)

Syllabus

HSIE K-6 Syllabus

New History K-10 Syllabus

cover of K-6 HSIE SyllabusHSIE Syllabus (PDF)
Includes Foundation Statements
Published May 2006

cover of History K-10 SyllabusHistory K–10 Syllabus (2012)

The new NSW History K–10 Syllabus replaces the Change and Continuity strand in the current HSIE K–6 Syllabus.

2015 2015 – optional to teach
K–6 schools not choosing to implement the new History K–10 Syllabus will continue to teach the four strands of the HSIE K–6 Syllabus.

K–6 schools will continue to teach the Environments, Cultures and Social Systems and Structures strands in the current HSIE K–6 Syllabus. Schools have the option to start teaching the History K–6 outcomes and content from the new History K–10 Syllabus in place of the Change and Continuity Strand.

More information for K–6 schools implementing History in 2015 is available on the NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum website.

2016 2016 – start teaching
K–6 schools will continue to teach the Environments, Cultures and Social Systems and Structures strands in the HSIE K–6 syllabus. K–6 schools will start teaching the History K–6 outcomes and content from the new History K–10 Syllabus in place of the Change and Continuity strand.

Resources

K–6 HSIE Parents Guide
Introduces the HSIE syllabus to parents and school community members.
K–6 HSIE resources
Contains texts, websites and other resources relating to the K–6 HSIE units of work.
K–6 HSIE background sheets and visual texts
Contains visual texts, timelines and historical profiles.
K–6 HSIE proformas
Contains sample proformas for programming, assessing and reporting.

Support documents

K–6 HSIE Units of Work Support Documents
For Early Stage 1–Stage 3.
K–6 HSIE Special Education (PDF)
Published June 2000
K–6 HSIE Principal's Package
Published February 1999
K–6 HSIE units of work
Published February 1999
The NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum website provides a range of programming and assessment support material, including sample scope and sequences and units.

Program Builder

The online programming tool Program Builder is available to assist with implementation of the new NSW K–10 syllabuses. Program Builder uses content from the new NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum to create scope and sequences and units. NSW teachers are able to access Program Builder using their Department of Education and Communities (DEC) or Scootle login details.

The implementation of the new NSW Geography K–10 Syllabus will be determined and announced in 2015.

The target audience for this content is: Parents,Teachers,