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.
The NSW Education Standards Authority is responsible for the curriculum, kindergarten to Year 12, for all school in NSW.