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Bertram Primary School
Building Brighter Minds, Living Brighter Futures

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

In the Western Australian Curriculum, the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area comprises four subjects: Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and History.

The Western Australian Curriculum: HASS aims to ensure sutdents develop:

  • 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 to, and engagement with, civic life, with the capacity and willingness to be informed, responsible, 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 society
  • the ability to think critically, solve problems, make informed decisions and propose actions in relation to real-world events and issues
  • enterprising behaviours and capabilities that enable them to be active participants and decision-makers in matters affecting them, which can be transferred into life, work and business opportunities
  • 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.

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