Red Hill School

An ACT Public School
Open Hearts Inquiring Minds


In the PYP, social studies learning guides students towards a deeper understanding of themselves and others and of their place in an ever increasing global society.  It provides opportunities for students to look at and think about human behaviour and activity realistically, objectively and with sensitivity.  We value learning about social studies in context, exploring content relevant to students and transcending the boundaries of the traditional subject area.  In the PYP all planned social studies learning takes place within the programme of inquiry.  The knowledge component of the PYP is arranged in five strands: human systems and economic activities, social organisation and culture, continuity and change through time, human and natural environments and resources and the environment.  The strands are concept-driven and are inextricably linked to each other. With the introduction of The Australian History Curriculum we have adjusted some of our units of inquiry to reflect the content needed to be taught and learned at each year level.  We still have some work to do in relation to refining this process; however, we are well on our way.

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