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Year levels

K–2

Duration

55 mins

Cost

$100 per class

Availability

For availability and to book, contact education@nma.gov.au

What was life like for your grandma and grandpa when they were your age? Did they play games on computers or watch movies on their own television?

Back in Time is a Museum educator-led program where students handle and use inquiry-based learning to investigate how life has changed in Australia over the past 100 years.

Aims

Help students understand continuity and change.

  • Give students an opportunity to explore the handling collection from the National Museum of Australia.
  • Introduce students to the idea of collections and the link between collecting and remembering.
  • Familiarise students with the concept that museum objects help us remember stories from the past and tell stories of the present.
  • Provide hands-on exploration of a diverse collection of objects to facilitate discussions about the past and the present, as it relates to objects in the home.

Curriculum links

Foundation

  • Compare objects from the past with those from the present and consider how places have changed over time (ACHASSI006)

Year 1

  • Differences and similarities between students’ daily lives and life during their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods (ACHASSK030)
  • Compare objects from the past with those from the present and consider how places have changed over time (ACHASSI023)

Year 2

  • How changing technology affected people’s lives (at home and in the ways they worked, travelled, communicated and played in the past) (ACHASSK046)
  • Compare objects from the past with those from the present and consider how places have changed over time (ACHASSI039)
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