Food and wellbeing: F-6/7 Humanities and Social Sciences

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F-6/7 Humanities and Social Sciences

The Australian Curriculum addresses learning about food and wellbeing predominantly in Health and Physical Education (HPE) and Design and Technologies, however there are opportunities to make connections with aspects of F-6/7 HASS, in particular geography.

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Year 3

Knowledge and understanding


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The similarities and differences between places in terms of their type of settlement, demographic characteristics and the lives of people who live there and people’s perceptions of these places (ACHASSK069)

  • exploring different types of settlement, and classifying them into hierarchical categories (for example, isolated dwellings, outstations, villages, towns, regional centres and large cities)
  • investigating the diversity of people who live in their place (for example, surveying the school community about age, birthplace and ancestry) and comparing them with a school in another place in Australia or neighbouring country
  • examining the similarities and differences between their daily lives and those of people in another place in Australia or neighbouring country and inferring what it would be like to live in these places


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How the community has changed and remained the same over time and the role that people of diverse backgrounds have played in the development and character of the local community (ACHASSK063)

  • exploring photographs, newspapers, oral histories, diaries and letters to investigate how an aspect of life in the local community (for example transport, entertainment, the natural and built environment, technology) has changed over time (for example, from the time of European settlement to the present day)
  • comparing photographs from both the past and present of a specific location to identify the nature of change or continuity (similarities and differences over time) associated with people, events/developments, places or ecosystems

Year 4

Knowledge and understanding


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The use and management of natural resources and waste, and the different views on how to do this sustainably (ACHASSK090)

  • identifying some of the resources produced by the environment and where they come from (for example, water, food and raw materials such as fibres, timber and metals that make the things they use)