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Australian Curriculum History – Community and remembrance – Year 3 ebook

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Take a trip through history and learn how the past has helped shape today, with this engaging, content-packed seven-book series covering the Historical knowledge and understanding strand for each year level. Students will be enthralled learning about the first circumnavigation of the globe, Australia’s first people, migrants who have crossed the sea for a new life, and much more.

  • The importance of Country and Place to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples who belong to a local area. (This is intended to be a local area study with focus on one Language group; however, if information or sources are not readily available, another representative area may be studied (ACHHK060) 
  • ONE important example of change and ONE important example of continuity over time in the local community, region, state/territory; for example, in relation to the area of transport, work, education, natural and built environment, daily life (ACHHK061) 
  • The role that people of diverse backgrounds have played in the development and character of the local community (ACHH062) 
  • 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) 
  • Celebrations and commemorations in other places around the world; for example, Bastille Day in France Independence Day in the USA, including those that are observed in Australia such as Chinese New Year, Christmas Day, Diwali, Hanukkah, the Moon Festival and Ramadan (ACHHK064) 


  • A brief outline of traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander way of life and the importance of Country and Place.
  • Identifying how traditional stories are important to Country and Place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Identifying and investigating examples of continuity in their local or wider environment.
  • Identify the cultural groups within a community and their influence over time.
  • The role that people of diverse backgrounds have played in the development and characters of their communities.
  • The role that people of diverse backgrounds have played in the development and character of your community.
  • Understanding the significance of Australia Day and some arguments for and against the way it is celebrated.
  • Understanding the significance of Anzac Day, the history behind it and some of the traditions at a memorial service.
  • Understanding the significance of NAIDOC week and how it evolved from a long history of efforts by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Understanding 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.
  • Comparing the significance of national days in different countries, look at why they developed and elements they have in common.
  • Investigating the origins and significance of international celebrations and celebrations important to particular culture groups in Australia.
  • Investigating the origins and significance of international celebrations and celebrations important to particular culture groups in Australia and in other countries.
  • Investigating celebrations important to specific culture groups in Australian other countries.


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



A supporting teachers page which provides:
  • the content description being addressed
  • an elaboration relating to the specific aspect of the content description being developed
  • the key inquiry questions being addressed
  • the historical skills practised by completing the activities
  • the historical concepts addressed by the activities
  • background information to support that given in the student pages
  • teaching notes to assist in classroom organisation or to highlight specific activities
  • additional activities to extend the topic and develop historical skills
  • resources to supplement information/activities for teachers/students
  • a time line related to specific people and events


Three student activity pages which consist of:
  • a stimulus text to inform students about the theme and to promote discussion
  • an activity page related directly to the text but requiring research, evaluative comprehension and application of historical skills
  • an additional activity page which may be either a continuation of the previous page or an extension activity related to the topic but not directly related to the text
  • a fact file on each of the two activity pages that provides an interesting or unusual fact related to the topic


Related to each section is:
  • a series of quizzes
  • an answer page


**This ebook is not transferable, nor can it be on-sold or uploaded to an intranet site. For full copyright details, please see the Copyright Notice outlined in the ebook or refer to the Copyright Agency Limited www.copyright.com.au

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