Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS)
At Kinross Primary School, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) is taught from Kindergarten to Year 6.
In the Western Australian Curriculum, the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area comprises four subjects: Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and History.
In an ever-changing world, it is important that we prepare our students with the following
- a deep knowledge and sense of wonder, curiosity and respect for places, people, cultures, events, ideas and environments throughout the world
- a lifelong sense of belonging and developed sense of responsibility. Ethical and active participants in society at a local, national and global scale
- a knowledge, understanding and an appreciation of the past and the forces that shape our society
- the ability to think critically and solve problems using inquiry skills
- enterprising behaviours and capabilities that enable them to be active participants and decision-makers
- an understanding of, and commitment to, the concepts of sustainability to bring about equity and social justice
- a knowledge and understanding of the connections among the peoples of Asia, Australia and the rest of the world.
The HASS subjects include a range of skills that can be represented broadly as questioning and researching, analyzing, evaluating and communicating and reflecting. Students work with their teacher to generate lines of inquiry before locating useful information from a range of primary and secondary sources to answer their questions and solve problems. Where appropriate, subject content is integrated with English, Mathematics, ICT and Science and taught through a topic-based, inquiry approach.