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NSW Syllabuses

History K–10 - Stage 2 Community and Remembrance


A student:

  • HT2-1

    identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the world

  • HT2-2

    describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time

  • HT2-5

    applies skills of historical inquiry and communication

  • Key inquiry questions:

  • Who lived here first and how do we know?
  • How has our community changed? What features have been lost and what features have been retained?
  • What is the nature of the contribution made by different groups and individuals in the community?
  • How and why do people choose to remember significant events of the past?
  • Historical concepts and skills

  • The historical concepts and skills to be taught throughout Stage 2 are listed in the Overview of Teaching and Learning.
  • Content

  • The importance of Country and Place to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples who belong to a local area. (This is intended to be a local area study with a focus on one Language group; however, if information or sources are not readily available, another representative area may be studied.) (ACHHK060)
  • Students:
  • identify the original Aboriginal languages spoken in the local or regional area AHC
  • identify the special relationship that Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples have to Country and Place AHCSE
  • respond to Aboriginal stories told about Country presented in texts or by a guest speaker AHCIU
  • ONE important example of change and ONE important example of continuity over time in the local community, region or state/territory (ACHHK061)
  • Students:
  • using a range of sources, describe and explain how and why ONE area, eg transport, work, education, entertainment and daily life, has changed or ONE that has remained the same in the local area, region or state/territory since colonial times ICTLWESE
  • The role that people of diverse backgrounds have played in the development and character of the local community (ACHHK062)
  • Students:
  • identify the various cultural groups that live and work in the local community DDIU
  • focusing on ONE group, investigate their diverse backgrounds and outline their contribution to the local community using a range of sources, eg photographs, newspapers, oral histories, diaries and letters DDL
  • Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia DayANZAC Day, Harmony Week, National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week, National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems (ACHHK063)
  • Students:
  • identify and describe local, state and national symbols and discuss the origins, symbolism and significance, eg the school logo, Australian and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags, coats of arms from states and Australia AHCCC
  • identify important Australian celebrations and commemorations and discuss their origins and significance in society CCIU
  • Celebrations and commemorations in other places around the world; for example, Bastille Day in France, Independence Day in the USA, including those that are observed in Australia, such as Chinese New Year, Christmas Day, Diwali, Easter, Hanukkah, the Moon Festival and Ramadan (ACHHK064)
  • Students:
  • identify global celebrations and commemorations, including those of the major world religions DDA
  • describe the origin of these celebrations IUDD