HSIE sample scope and sequences

How schools can organise a K-6 HSIE – history and geography scope and sequence and the elements that could be included.

Introduction

The sample scope and sequence document incorporates advice from NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and includes the following elements:

  • the scope of learning in relation to the syllabus outcomes to be addressed
  • the sequence of learning in relation to the syllabus outcomes to be addressed
  • duration of the learning
  • syllabus outcomes addressed through the learning

Each document is a ‘sample’ that schools may adapt to meet the needs of their students and local context.

A semester-based scope and sequence for Early Stage 1 to Stage 3.

Approach 1: Early Stage 1 - Stage 3 semester based with overview

Features

  • stage of learning
  • semester (duration)
  • odd and even years
  • syllabus outcomes
  • focus (syllabus content area)
  • learning overview
  • key inquiry questions

Most suitable for medium to large schools with more than one class per stage.

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