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Unit Overview


In this unit, students become familiar with the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area, including the rationale, aims, and the two interrelated strands of the curriculum. The four subjects of the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area will be examined, with an emphasis on the history and the civics and citizenship curriculum. The emphasis of the unit is on planning and developing teaching and learning sequences that demonstrate effective teaching and learning approaches, including inquiry learning, excursions and incursions, creating, selecting and using relevant and inclusive resources, designing appropriate assessment tasks and planning integration with other learning areas where relevant. There is a specific focus in the unit on the literacy general capability through utilising children's literature, including children's books published and illustrated by Indigenous authors and children's literature that is inclusive and reflective of student diversity.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Primary Education major sequence

Students are able to (1) use relevant curriculum documents and resources to develop lesson plans and lesson sequences; (2) plan a teaching and learning sequence with an inquiry approach; (3) select and create resources for use in a teaching and learning sequence; (4) plan for a range of assessment types to assess student learning and inform planning; (5) select an appropriate children's book to support the teaching of the HASS curriculum and the literacy general capability ; and (6) plan an incursion or excursion as part of a teaching and learning sequence to teach the HASS curriculum following appropriate policy and procedures..


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) lesson planning; (2) planning document; and (3) group assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Gemma Scarparolo
Unit rules
Enrolment in
BH020 Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)
Contact hours
30 hours
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.