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Australian Curriculum History – Celebrate Australia – Year 3 digital unit

This is a 37-page ebook from the Australian Curriculum History series that covers:

  • Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (Including Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Harmony week, National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems (ACHHK063) 
  • Understands the significance of Australia Day and some arguments for and against the way it is celebrated.
  • Understands the significance of Anzac Day, the history behind it and some of the traditions at a memorial service.
  • Understands the significance of NAIDOC week and how it evolved from a long history of efforts by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Understands the significance of other significant days and weeks for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Examining the symbolism and history of the Australian National Flag, the Australian Aboriginal flag, Torres Strait Islander flag and each state and territory’s flag.
  • Examining the symbolism of Australian emblems, including the Australian Coat of Arms, state and territory floral and faunal emblems, and emblems of the student’s school and community.
Key inquiry questions
  • Who lived here first and how do we know?
  • How has our community changed? What features have been lost and what features have been retained?
  • What is the nature of the contribution made by different groups and individuals in the community?
  • How and why do people choose to remember significant events of the past?
Historical skills
  • Sequence historical people and events (ACHHS065) 
  • Use historical terms (ACHHS066) 
  • Pose a range of questions about the past (ACHHS067) 
  • Identify sources (ACHHS215) 
  • Locate relevant information for sources provided (ACHHS068) 
  • Identify different points of views (ACHHS069) 
  • Developing texts, particular narratives (ACHHS070) 
  • Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies (ACHHS071) 
Historical concepts
  • Source
  • Continuity and change
  • Cause and effect
  • Significance
  • Perspectives
  • Empathy

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