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Australian Curriculum History – Stories from the past – Foundation ebook

This is a 32-page ebook from the Australian Curriculum History series that covers:

  • How the stories of families and the past can be communicated, for example through photographs, artefacts books, oral histories, digital media and museums (ACHHK004)

Elaborations

  • Dreaming stories are important stories about the past of Indigenous Australians
  • Music and art are important parts of the past and present of Indigenous Australians
  • Objects found in the house can give information about the past
  • Museums are places where historical artefacts may be seen

Key inquiry questions

  • What is my history and how do I know?
  • What is my history and how do I know? What stories do other people tell me about the past?
  • What stories do other people tell about the past? How can stories of the past be told and shared?
  • What is my history and how do I know? What stories do other people tell me about the past? How can stories of the past be told and shared?

Historical skills

  • Sequences familiar objects and events (ACHHS015)
  • Distinguish between the past, present and future (ACHHS016)
  • Pose questions about the past using sources provided (ACHHS017)
  • Explore a range of sources about the past (ACHHS018)
  • Identify and compare features of objects from the past and present (ACHHS019)
  • Explore a point of view (ACHHS020)
  • Develop a narrative about the past (ACHHS021)
  • Use a range of communication forms (Oral, graphic, written, role play) and digital technologies (ACHHS022)
  • Sequence familiar objects and events (ACHHS031)
  • Explore a range of sources about the past (ACHHS035)
  • Use a range of communication forms (Oral, Graphic, written, role play) and digital technologies (ACHHS038)

Historical concepts

  • Continuity
  • Change
  • Perspectives
  • Empathy
  • Significance

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.

Features:

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

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