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NSW Syllabuses

History K–10 - Stage 1 The Past in the Present

Outcomes

A student:

  • HT1-2

    identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time

  • HT1-3

    describes the effects of changing technology on people's lives over time

  • HT1-4

    demonstrates skills of historical inquiry and communication

  • 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 and skills
  • The historical concepts and skills to be taught throughout Stage 1 are listed in the Overview of Teaching and Learning.
  • content

  • 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)
  • Students:
  • brainstorm what aspects of the past can be seen in the local area
  • identify a significant person, building, site or part of the natural environment in the local community and discuss what they reveal about the past and why they are considered important
  • investigate an aspect of local history LPSCICTCCT
  • develop a narrative on their chosen aspect of local history which focuses on the remains of the past L
  • The importance today of an historical site of cultural or spiritual significance; for example, a community building, a landmark, a war memorial (ACHHK045)
  • Students:
  • identify an historical site or sites in the local community. Discuss their significance, why these sites have survived and the importance of preserving them SECCIU
  • examine local or regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sites, eg local national parks AHC
  • The impact of changing technology on people's lives (ACHHK046)
  • Students:
  • identify examples of changing technologies in their home or community L
  • discuss the similarities and differences of technology from the past through a range of sources and sequence them over time
  • use a range of communication forms to explain how one example of changing technology affected people's lives CCTICTL