Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is a core subject for second year primary education students in which we provide students with the knowledge and skills to integrate history, geography, economics, business, civics and citizenship to plan, implement and assess engaging and challenging programs appropriate to primary students. The changing pedagogy of teaching Humanities is examined and evaluated. Practice in selecting areas for study and locating appropriate curriculum resources is included. Students examine contemporary issues that would be suitable for classroom exploration. ICT skills associated with accessing, processing and communicating in a blended learning environment are embedded within the course and utilised in activities and assessment tasks.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTiina Moore

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU1PAL or co-ordinator's approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThinking Globally: Global perspectives in the early years classroomRecommendedBrowett, J., Ashman, G., (2008)CURRICULUM CORPORATION, CARLTON
ReadingsTeaching Society and Environment 4th Ed.RecommendedGilbert & Hoepper (Eds.)(2011)CENGAGE LEARNING, SOUTH MELBOURNE
ReadingsTeaching Humanities and Social Sciences in the Primary School 3rd EdPrescribedReynolds, R.OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, SOUTH MELBOURNE, 2014

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Select and interpret appropriate resources for areas of study within a Humanities curriculum.


02. Offer a rationale for the teaching of Humanities at Primary school levels.


03. Create and present materials for teaching and learning within a professional development context.


04. Summarise and evaluate the presentation resources for pre-service colleaques.


05. Prepare and construct an inquiry-based unit of work for SOSE/Humanities.


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTiina Moore

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One enquiry-based unit of work on a Humanities theme (2,000-word equivalent)50 05
one group presentation (2,000-word equivalent)Oral group presentation and summary of resources (in tutorials)50 01, 02, 03, 04