This course provides an overview of the new History and Geography K-6 syllabuses and the possible links between them. The course aims to clarify the content, skills and concepts in each course and to identify topics where integration makes good sense for teaching and learning.
With this as the foundation, course participants will engage in ‘hands on ‘ activities to develop more fully their understanding of the ways that both courses can be integrated to broaden understandings and reinforce each other. Some topics lend themselves more fully than others to integration and these will be the focus.
The first part of the course will be devoted to outlining the content, skills and concepts of both syllabuses and providing sample strategies for integration. Participants will then plan an integrated learning sequence based on a topic of their own choice.
The second part of the course will focus on howto reflect the integration of History and Geography elements in scope and sequence plans and teaching and learning programs.
Engaging in these activities will help build teacher confidence and generate a multitude of ideas for the classroom. The course will encourage the sharing of resources and ideas and provide the opportunity to discuss issues and concerns relating to the implementation and teaching of both HSIE syllabuses.
Completing a History K-6 Integrating Geography course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Teachers K-6 who wish to develop a deeper understanding of approaches to integrating some aspects of the History and Geography K-6 syllabuses.
There will be a range of plenary & small group delivery modes. The presentations include analysing and planning learning sequences that use both History and Geography processes to encourage students to understand the underpinning skills and concepts of both courses and to appreciate the links between the two subjects.