Tambelin follows the NSW Syllabus for History and Geography and teaches the outcomes specifically noted in the school’s Scope and Sequence. The school uses the NESA website sample units and a variety of resources to maintain a high interest in learning outcomes and skills.
Geography is the study of places and relationship between people and their environments. It is a rich and complex discipline that integrates knowledge from natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to a holistic understanding of the world. Students learn to question why the world is the way it is, reflect on their relationships with (and responsibilities for) the world and propose actions designed to shape a socially just and sustainable future.
History looks at the past to help explain how people and events from the past have shaped our world. It allows students to reflect on the past and to understand where they fit in the past and where they may go in the future. History explore human actions and achievements in a range of context. Students see that history is all around us and that we are surrounded of its evidence in the form of written, visual and oral resources.
During these units of work, we explore as many opportunities as we can to take this learning out of the classroom with whole-of-school excursions. Here are a few examples: