The Humanities in Prep to Year 6 involve the study of human societies and environments, people and their cultures in the past and the present. The Humanities provide a framework for developing in students the key ideas and concepts that enable them to understand the way in which people and societies have organised their world under particular conditions and made meaning of it.
Students work at a level that both challenges them and at which they can be successful. They are exposed to real life/realistic problem solving situations that challenge and extend their abilities.
To provide students with tools for life-long learning, Bourchier Street Primary School provides a sequential program at each grade level that focuses on Thinking Skills through the use of learning tools such as Bloom’s Taxonomy, Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences, de Bono’s Thinking Hats, the Thinkers Keys, graphic organisers and divergent questioning techniques.