identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time
describes the effects of changing technology on people's lives over time
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.
- 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)
- 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
- develop a narrative on their chosen aspect of local history which focuses on the remains of the past
- The importance today of an historical site of cultural or spiritual significance; for example, a community building, a landmark, a war memorial (ACHHK045)
- identify an historical site or sites in the local community. Discuss their significance, why these sites have survived and the importance of preserving them
- examine local or regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sites, eg local national parks
- The impact of changing technology on people's lives (ACHHK046)
- identify examples of changing technologies in their home or community
- 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