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Human society and its environment

In human society and its environment (HSIE), the subjects of history and geography are mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10, where students study specific historical and geographical concepts and skills. 

In HSIE, students explore varied subjects in human society and its environment to learn about history, geography, people, societies and culture.

Students also have an opportunity to learn more about people and the societies and environments in which they live through elective subjects.

A large number of individual subjects make up the key learning area of HSIE in which students:

  • research, gather and analyse information
  • question and make judgements
  • write for a variety of purposes. 

'I love learning about what happened in the past and who started Berowra Public School and I also love learning about geography as well!' - Ruby N 4B

'I like history because it is really interesting to know about the past and what happened back then. I like geography because I want to know about countries in the world. I love both History and geography so much ( And i never want to stop loving it!)' - Ryan H 3/4G

'History lets us know about our past (fun fact: Australia had a great emu war).'  Matthew T 4R

'I like learning about Geography because I like knowing all about the features of the world around us.' - Sierra B 4B


'My favourite geography lesson was when we studied animals and their adaptations.' - Kate F 5/6M

'I like doing history because you learn about the past in my class. We have learnt only a little bit about this subject. I also like geography because you can learn about Australia.' - Isobel F 5/6C

'I like discovering different planets and parts of earth.' - Pete W 5/6M

'My favourite history lesson was when we learnt about convicts and seeing what life was like for them.' Harvey B 5/6P