EDU40011 Teaching the Humanities

Unit code: EDU40011

Duration: 1 Teaching Period

Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit aims to familiarise students with the many learning areas that make up the Humanities: history, geography, civics, and economics. Students will also learn how to plan, teach and assess these in primary learning environments by working with relevant state and national curriculum documents to become accustomed to the learning outcomes. Also, students will evaluate different approaches to teaching the humanities in primary learning environments and consider contemporary issues when teaching the humanities.


  • State and national curriculum documents for history, geography, civics and citizenship, and economics
  • Inquiry learning model
  • Planning and assessment models for the Humanities
  • Contemporary issues in history, geography, civics and citizenship, and economics education

This unit is found inĀ Bachelor of Education (Primary).