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Humanities and Social Sciences

Year 5

Above satisfactory

HASS - Above satisfactory - Year 5

Portfolio summary

This portfolio of student work shows that the student can explain the significance of people and events/developments in bringing about change (WS4, WS11). The student describes the causes and effects of change on particular communities (WS4, WS9) and describes aspects of the past that have remained the same (WS9, WS10). The student describes in detail the experiences of different people in the past (WS11). The student analyses the characteristics of places in different locations at local to national scales (WS2, WS3, WS4, WS6, WS7). The student identifies and describes multiple interconnections between people and the human and environmental characteristics of places, and between components of environments (WS1,WS2, WS3, WS6, WS11). The student describes the effects of these interconnections on the characteristics of places and environments (WS1, WS2, WS3, WS5). The student describes the importance of values and processes to Australia’s democracy (WS9, WS11) and describes the roles of different people in Australia’s legal system (WS11). The student describes ways in which choices are made when allocating resources (WS8, WS10, WS11). The student describes factors that influence personal choices as a consumer (WS8) and implements strategies that can be used to inform these choices (WS8). The student describes and summarises different views on how to respond to an issue or challenge (WS3, WS5).

The student develops a range of questions for an investigation (WS3, WS8, WS11). The student locates, collects and synthesises data and information from a range of sources to answer inquiry questions (WS8, WS11). The student examines sources to determine their purpose and to identify different viewpoints (WS11). The student interprets data to describe and explain distributions, simple patterns and trends, and to infer relationships, and suggests conclusions based on evidence (WS1, WS2, WS4, WS9, WS11). The student sequences information about events, the lives of individuals and selected phenomena in chronological order using timelines (WS11). The student sorts, records and represents data in different formats (WS2, WS4), including large-scale and small-scale maps, using basic conventions (WS7, WS11). The student works with others to generate alternative responses to an issue or challenge (WS3, WS5) and reflects on learning to independently propose action, describing the possible effects of the proposed action (WS3, WS5). The student presents ideas, findings and conclusions in a range of communication forms using discipline-specific terms and appropriate conventions (WS1, WS3, WS5, WS6, WS8, WS11).

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