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Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE)

Syllabuses

 

HSIE K–6 Syllabus

History K–10 Syllabus

Geography K–10 Syllabus

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HSIE K–6 Syllabus

Published 2006

The HSIE K–6 Syllabus (1998) will be replaced by the History K–10 Syllabus and the Geography K–10 Syllabus as they are implemented in K–6 schools.

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History K–10 Syllabus
Published 2012

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

Geography K–10 Syllabus
Published 2015

The new NSW Geography K–10 Syllabus replaces the Cultures, Environments, and Social Systems and Structures strands in the current HSIE K–6 Syllabus.

2016 – start teaching

2017 – start teaching

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In 2015, 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.

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In 2016, K–6 schools will be teaching History and they have the option to start teaching the Geography K–6 outcomes and content from the new Geography K–10 Syllabus in place of the Cultures, Environments, and Social Systems and Structures strands in the current HSIE K–6 Syllabus.

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.
HSIE K–6 Support Document for Students with Special Education Needs (PDF)
Published June 2000
HSIE K–6 Principal’s Package
Published February 1999
HSIE K–6 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,