over the world have more similarities than differences because our basic
human needs are the same. It is how we meet these needs and interact with our
environment that makes us different. Through Social Studies, students develop
from an understanding of their personal and cultural identities to a greater
awareness and understanding of different peoples across place and time. They
also develop an understanding of people’s relationship with and
responsibility toward the environment.
Ares of study include:
Human Systems + Economic Activities
Organisations and systems are constructed
by people to serve a purpose.
- People connect locally and
- Power and authority are
distributed in a variety of ways.
Social Organisation + Culture
Individuals, groups and
societies interact with each other.
- People organize themselves into
communities, cultures and societies, which can interact.
Continuity + Change Through Time
- People and societies are
affected by events in their time
and these can have an effect on the future.
Human + Natural Environments
Peoples and places have
features that give them their identity.
affect and are affected by their environment.
- Natural disasters have an
impact on people and the built environment.
Resources + The Environment
- There are complex factors,
which affect the use and management of resources.
- Scientific and technological
developments impact on the environment.