Locate the K-6 HSIE Syllabus and other resources on the NSW Board of Studies website. Locate information and advice on the implementation of the Australian curriculum in NSW on this website as well.
Engaging resources and ideas for teaching HSIE K-6. Topics such as history, cultures, environments, social systems and structures are taught through hands on, inquiry based approaches.
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Engaging teaching resources to help primary children become financially literate.
Learning outside the classroom. This blog highlights a range of new technologies to develop student research skills including mobile devices, digital cameras and Global Positioning Systems.
How technology can further STEM learning through the environment, both inside and outside the classroom. An educator toolkit is available free at - http://go...
Watch how students and their teachers engage with the broader community and learn about the world outside the four walls of the classroom. This video highlights a range of technologies for data collection and participation in authentic learning tasks.
This interactive website features short narratives about each of the world's big religions- Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.
The Schools Reconciliation Challenge is an annual art competition for young people. It is designed to engage students in Reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues through art.
Guides. Children's and Young Adult Literature (Education). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives.
This is a comprehensive online collection of teaching resources, reference material and websites that address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.
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As you saw earlier, Anzac day commemorations were held on Friday. And on that day we were lucky enough to meet a young Aussie with a very special connection to it. His name is Anzac. Here's his story. But first, a warning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers, this story contains images of people who've died.
Personal stories help young children learn about the past. Use historical narratives in the classroom to humanise historic events like war.
In the book "What is History Teaching?, Chris Husbands describes how 'Storied thinking' is a central tool in the teaching and learning of history. Husbands suggests the teacher's role is to:
By now we all know the kind of stuff that can be recycled like glass, cans, cardboard and cartons. But what about all of the other stuff that we throw out? Isn't there something that can be done with all that stuff? Well there is. Here's Carl to show you.
Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.
In HSIE K-6, students learn about their relationships with places and environmental sustainabilty through an Inquiry Process. Pose an inquiry question and scaffold learning so that students have the opportunity to acquire information, develop inquiry skills (e.g. identifying, gathering, communicating) and participate in social and civic life.
Although this topic strongly aligns with the Environments strand (ENS.6) in the NSW HSIE K-6 syllabus there is scope for integration with other curriculum areas. Adopt an integrated approach and align with Creative Arts or Mathematics (e.g. data collection, graphing, statistics) or Science and Technology (e.g. design and make)
For further inspiration and nifty ideas, check out http://www.upcyclethat.com/
Food feeds the soul. To the extent that we all eat food, and we all have souls, food is the single great unifier across cultures. But what feeds your soul?
This TEDx talk lays out some useful concepts to organise learning about other food cultures. Some of the ideas can be adapted to develop intercultural understanding in primary HSIE/SOSE.
As luck would have it, in the past month 4 elementary schools used our student survey, and so we have responses from 5th graders. The results are intriguing when compared against typical high schoo...
WHAT and HOW do 5th Graders like learning in school? Findings from this small (n=200) survey conducted in the USA provide interesting insights into primary aged students' reflections on their own learning.
Admit it: you only read the list of the six levels of the Taxonomy, not the whole book that explains each level and the rationale behind the Taxonomy. Not to worry, you are not alone: this is true ...
In identifying 5 misconceptions that teachers often hold about Bloom's Taxonomy, Grant Wiggins points out the repercussions for assessment.
Creating a classroom newspaper around a social or environmental issue or a history topic is an authentic way to address both literacy and curriculum outcomes in HSIE K-6. This website has a range of free downloadable templates of newspapers. Classroom newspapers can be paper-based or published online.
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Abstract: This article describes a project in which the reality of newspaper production was integrated into the language arts curriculum in a second-grade classroom. The class newspaper was produced in both hard copy and multimedia versions, using The Student Writing Center software and HyperStudio on a single classroom computer. The difficulties and successes of the project are described.
Although this video and the accompanying materials demonstrate how a teacher facilitates a social investigation for Science, the planning and implementation principles provide a useful planning framework for HSIE K-6.
Community Culture: It's All Around You - Explore Your Community Poster Panel One: American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress
In HSIE K-6, children learn about cultural identity and cultural diversity. These resources produced by the American Library of Congress can be adapted and used in an Australian context to teach about culture.
Recently, the things Islamic women wear on their heads became the centre of a big debate. There are many different types of them all with different names but the one most people were talking about was the Burka. Some politicians were asking for them to be banned. And at Parliament House in Canberra rules were announced to restrict women who wear them from sitting in the open public gallery. A lot of people have criticised both moves so we sent Emma to find out more.
In HSIE K-6, Stage 2 students learn about differing viewpoints and community beliefs in the Cultures strand. This BTN report provides a Muslim woman's perspective on why she chooses to wear the hijab.
|Rescooped by Catherine Smyth from HSIE Stage 2 Cultures (CUS2.3; CUS2.4): Languages spoken within communities, including the original Aboriginal languages spoken in the local (Gadigal) community area|