Year Four and HASS

Course and Assessment Overview 2019

Term Content Assessments
1

Civics and Citizenship:

The purpose of government and some familiar services provided by localgovernment.

History:

The diversity and longevity of Australia’s first peoples and the ways they are connected to Country/Place 

Geography:

The main characteristics (e.g. climatenatural vegetation, landforms, native animals) of the continents of Africa and Europe, and the location of their major countries in relation to Australia 

Civics and Citizenship:

Local Community group investigation

History:

Demonstrate an understanding of Australia’s first people (inquiry task)

Geography:

The importance of the environment (inquiry task) 

2

History:

The journey(s) of at least one world navigator, explorer or trader up to the late 18th century, including their contacts and exchanges with societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, and the impact on one society 

Geography:

The importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected 

History:

Biography

Geography:

The importance of the environment (inquiry task) 

3

Civics and Citizenship:

The differences between ‘rules’ and ‘laws’ 

The importance and purpose of laws (e.g. to maintain social cohesion, to reflect society’s values)

History:

Stories of the First Fleet, including reasons for the journey, who travelled to Australia, and their experiences following arrival

Geography:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ ways of living were adapted to available resources and their connection to Country/Place has influenced their views on the sustainable use of these resources, before and after colonisation 

Civics and Citizenship:

Local community rule development

History:

First fleet inquiry task

Geography:

Comparison task THEN/NOW and how we use the land

4

History:

The nature of contact between Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples and others

Geography:

The natural resources (e.g. water, timber, minerals) provided by the environment and different views on how they can be used sustainably

History:

Early explorer’s inquiry task

Geography:

School Sustainability development task

This document is subject to revision.

The Year 4 Syllabus for Humanities and Social Sciences can be found on the SCSA website.

http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/