Catholic Education South Australia

Humanities & Social Sciences

The humanities and social sciences are the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, economic and political contexts.

The humanities and social sciences have a historical and contemporary focus, from personal to global contexts, and consider challenges for the future. 

In the Primary School curriculum, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) includes four sub-strands: History, Geography, Civics & Citizenship, and Economics & Business. 

Reception to Year 2 HASS covers History & Geography. In Year 3 Civics & Citizenship is added, then at Year 5 Economics and Business is included.