Planning, programming and assessing HSIE K–6

It is mandatory for all students from Kindergarten to Year 6 to study both geography and history in the key learning area of human society and its environment (HSIE).

The NSW Education Standards Authority recommends that 6-10% of a typical school week is spent teaching HSIE.

The History K-10 Syllabus (2012) is a separate document from the Geography K-10 Syllabus (2015).

Scope and sequences

Learn how to develop effective K-6 scope and sequences (includes sample scope and sequences).


  • HSIE

Business Unit:

  • Educational Standards
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