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Australian Curriculum History – Learning from the past – Year 2 digital unit

This is a 40-page ebook from the Australian Curriculum History series:

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 History of a significant person, building, site or part of the natural environment in the local community and what it reveals about the past (ACHHK044)
  • Sequence familiar objects and events (ACHHS047)
  • Distinguish between past, present and future (ACHHS048)
  • Pose questions about the past using sources provided (ACHHS049)
  • Explore a range of sources about the past (ACHHS050)
  • Identify and compare features of objects from the past and present (ACHHS051)
  • Explore a point of view (ACHHS052)
  • Develop a narrative about the past (ACHHS053)
  • Use a range of communication forms (Oral, graphic, written, role play) and digital technologies (ACHHS054)
Elaborations
  • Using time lines to show a sequence of key events in history
  • Using photographs and drawings to reveal the past
  • Finding out some significant natural and build in places, sites and structures that reveal his or her community’s past
  • Using oral histories to reveal the past
  • Investigating the history of landmarks
  • Investigating the significance of a person from the local community
  • Investigating the origin of place names in the community
Key inquiry questions
  • What aspects of the past can you see today? What do they tell us?
  • What remains of the past are important to the local community? Why?
  • How have changes in technology shaped our daily life?
Historical concepts
  • Continuity and change
  • Cause and effect
  • Significance
  • Perspectives
  • Empathy
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

**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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