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A resource for building historical skills - Years 1 and 2
'Feeding the family' is designed to inspire young students to engage in historical inquiry, and to cultivate their historical literacy and skills.
It aligns with the Australian Curriculum: History for students in Years 1 and 2 and includes a 10-minute video to introduce teachers to the inquiry learning approach used in the resource.
- Explore differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time - ACHHK028.
- Explore differences and similarities between students' daily lives and life during their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods, including family traditions, leisure time and communications - ACHHK030.
- Sequence familiar objects and events - ACHHS031.
- Pose questions about the past using sources provided - ACHHS033.
- Explore a range of sources about the past - ACHHS034.
- Explore a point of view - ACHHS036.
- Develop a narrative about the past - ACHHS037.
- Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written, role play) and digital technologies - ACHHS038.
- Explore the impact of changing technology on people’s lives (at home and in the ways they worked, travelled, communicated, and played in the past) - ACHHK046.
- Distinguish between the past, present and future - ACHHS048.
- Pose questions about the past using sources provided - ACHHS049.
- Explore a range of sources about the past - ACHHS050.
- Identify and compare features of objects from the past and present - ACHHS051.
- Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written, role play) and digital technologies - ACHHS054.
Feeding the family: Kitchens, milk and picnics
Three sets of historical images form the core of this resource. For each set of images there are associated activities that develop students' skills of:
- observation and sequencing
- contextualisation and research
- empathy and speculation
Investigate kitchens from 1950, 1980 and the present day
Consider how milk was (and is) produced and promoted
Explore family picnics from the turn of the 20th century to now
We hope this resource makes teaching and learning history easy and fun. Let us know how it works for you and your students we welcome your feedback.
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The curriculum links in this resource are drawn from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), Australian Curriculum: History website.