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Australian Curriculum History – Present and past family life – Year 1 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.

  • Differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time (ACHHK028) 
  • How the present, past and future are significant by terms indicating time such as ‘a long time ago’, ‘then and now’, ‘now and then’,’ old and new’, ‘tomorrow’, as well as by dates and changes that may have personal significance, such as birthdays, celebrations and seasons (ACHHK029) 
  • Differences and similarities between students’ daily lives and life during their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods, including family traditions, leisure time and communications (ACHHS030) 


  • My family size and structure.
  • Family sizes and structures.
  • The roles of family members.
  • Family structures and roles when my parents where children.
  • Family structures and roles when my grandparents where children.
  • The relationships family structures of Indigenous Australian families.
  • The relationships and family structures of Indigenous Australian families.
  • The relationships and family structures of Indigenous Australian families may be the same as or different from other families.
  • Birthdays are important celebrations, which show the passing of time.
  • People celebrate many different occasions to make the passing of time. These occasions are of personal significance to individuals and families.
  • Events that happen in our lives are important because they cause changes.
  • The calendar shows time in months, days and weeks.
  • The seasons show the passing of time over a year.
  • Indigenous Australians follow seasons, which may be different from those of other Australians. The seasons have significance because of the way they relate to and effect, their food supply.
  • Leisure during the times of parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods may be similar to or different in some ways of the leisure time of the present.
  • Communication during the times of parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods may be similar to or different in some ways from the communication of the present.
  • Family traditions are an important part of the history of a family.


Key inquiry questions
  • How has family life changed or remained the same over time?
  • How do we describe the sequence of time?


Historical skills
  • Sequence familiar objects and events (ACHHS031) 
  • Distinguish between the past, present and future (ACHHS032) 
  • Pose questions about the past using sources provided (ACHHS033) 
  • Explore a range of sources about the past (ACHHS034) 
  • Explore a range of sources about the past (ACHHS035) 
  • Explore a point of view (ACHHS036) 
  • Develop a narrative above the past (ACHHS037) 
  • Use a range of communication forms (Oral, Graphic, written, role play) and digital technologies (ACHHS038) 


Historical concepts
  • Continuity
  • Change
  • Perspectives
  • Significance


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


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