Saturday, July 18, 2015

DECD ACIO HASS Workshop on 22 July 2015

Image above: The four wheels of HASS.

*** 22 July Session PowerPoint

Related sites to Geogaction blog 
AC History Units
DECD Learning Resources for Australian Curriculum
DECD Achievement Standards Charts 
Australian Geography Teachers' Association website

Geography Teachers Association of South Australia
History Teachers Association of South Australia
History Teachers Association of Australia
Legal Education Teachers Association SA (LETASA)
Business Educators Australia

Email contact:

* The Australian Curriculum Portal

A selection of HASS resources and links

 * Being a Citizen: a resource developed by AGTA

 South Australian Parliament teaching resources

 * DECD Australian Curriculum Implementation guidelines

Discovering Democracy resources 

* Parliamentary Education Office resources

AC History Units: the resource from HTAA and Education Services Australia (ESA) to support the Australian Curriculum: History

* DECD Australian Curriculum: HASS resources 

The DECD "Making the Australian Curriculum work for us' resource has been designed  to support the teaching and learning of the Australian Curriculum: HASS.

As you can see below the resource to date includes a creative animation, broadsheets on the curriculum, sound bites and 'talking heads'.

The Story of the learning areas animation. An excellent animation on 'What is Geography for'

The geography curriculum, year by year, all on one page in the Learning Area Explorer.

Achievement Standards Chart and activities for HASS from DECD 

 Assessment activities are at:

The RSLSA Virtual War Memorial

A great resource for commemoration activities, historical research and work on Australian identity in the Civics and Citizenship curriculum.

* The 2015 Eden Prize

In the spirit of the original bequest, students are asked to create a persuasive text of no more than 800 words that answers the question:

What can governments do to make the world a better and happier place?

This year's essay question is inspired by the introduction of the Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship.


  • First Prize: $1250
  • Second Prize: $750
  • Third Prize: $500

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