In a time of major curriculum change, Teaching the Humanities and Social Sciences 5E prepares teachers to develop and implement programs in the subjects of history, geography, economics and business, and civics and citizenship. It successfully blends theory with practical approaches to provide a basis for teaching that is engaging, inquiry based and relevant to students' lives.
In line with recent changes, six new chapters give detailed coverage of the Australian Curriculum in History and the Australian Curriculum in Geography, as well as developments in the areas of Economics and Business, and Civics and Citizenship. Three more new chapters explore how to successfully incorporate the cross-curricular priorities of: 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures', 'Sustainability', and 'Asia and Australia's place in Asia'. A further new chapter assesses the potential and value of integrating the Humanities and Social sciences within an increasingly crowded school timetable.
Though substantially revised and updated, the book maintains the highly-respected philosophical and practical orientations of previous editions, including a commitment to deep learning in a context of critical inquiry. With the aid of this valuable text, teachers can assist primary, middle and secondary students to become active and informed citizens who contribute to a just, democratic and sustainable future.