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Years 1 and 2 historical skills resource
'Feeding the family' is designed to inspire young students to engage in historical inquiry, and to cultivate their historical literacy and skills. It includes a 10-minute video to introduce teachers to the inquiry learning approach used in the resource.
You can also:
download the 'Feeding the family' video with open captions (MP4 209mb)
download the'Feeding the family' video without captions (MP4 418mb)
read the 'Feeding the family' video transcript with rich visual description
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
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