Stage 1 teaching resources
A range of resources have been developed by Curriculum K-12 Directorate to support the teaching of the HSIE K-6 syllabus outcomes and subject matter. These resources are not available through DET sales.
Download Teachers book (pdf 3MB)
Download Part 1 of the student image booklet (pdf 57 MB)
Download Part 2 of the student image booklet (pdf 54MB)
China Downunder is a multistage HSIE teaching resource. The teacher’s book provides significant support for learning in Stages 1, 2 and 3. Detailed teaching notes, handouts and background information for Stage 1 are included. A class set of 30 booklets providing interesting and engaging images of contemporary China are also part of the resource.
Some additional class sets of the student image booklet only are now available. Schools (from all sectors) can request a set of images booklets for their school library by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of contact teacher, school name and postal details. Additional copies of the teachers book are no longer available and will need to be downloaded from the link above.
Caring for place, caring for country
This teaching resource is about contemporary Aboriginal culture, heritage and connection with the land. Included in the teaching kit are 2 story books; Gami's Place and The river is big; a tape of the songs Old Man Windrayne and Gami's Place; and A pictorial study guide of NSW.
Celebrating together is a multistage resource that provides opportunities for students to explore the cultural diversity of communities within Australia and the world through the study of celebrations. It incorporates family, community, national, international, cultural and religious celebrations and how these reflect the values and beliefs of a particular group. It aims to develop intercultural understandings and examines the issues of prejudice and racism. Students are given opportunities to clarify, apply and evaluate their own attitudes and values as citizens of a multicultural society. Supports the Culture strand and has relevance for Stages 1, 2 and 3.
MakingCents: Using Money
MakingCents is an award winning resource which provides support for teachers in the area of financial literacy. The materials have been developed by DET for Finance First. The materials can be downloaded from the MakingCents web site. The resource addresses the Social systems and structures strand of the HSIE syllabus and include references to Mathematics.
Introduces students to the concept of personal and family heritage. A CD-ROM of the Treasures data base program and a set of 3 posters were included with the teachers book sent to schools.
Where the sun rises ……
Is a unit of work about people and life in Japan. A new electronic version of the student booklet is being developed for web publication. It is anticipated this will be available in 2010.
Copies of Pak Yono's paddy field can be ordered.
Pak Yono's paddy field: Growing rice in Indonesia
Is a big book about an Indonesian family, in Java, who grow rice. The book shows the rice growing cycle and the work undertaken by Pak Yono and his family as part of their daily lives. A teachers booklet provides focus question on the text and background information for teachers.
The following internet sites provide background information for teachers or online project work for students. These sites have been developed for use by classroom teachers.
A Shared History, an Internet site designed to support the teaching of Aboriginal perspectives in the NSW Human Society and Its Environment K-6 syllabus.
The site contains:
|Through my window is a simple and engaging e-mail activity designed to allow students to communicate about their world through words and images. It is also a great way to contact other schools.|
An Internet civics project looking at celebrations and commemorations around the world.