Humanities and social sciences / Foundation / Inquiry and skills / Analysing

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Curriculum content descriptions

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

Elaborations
  • talking about differences between objects from the past and those of the present using comparative language (for example, This toy is older, ‘My new computer game is more fun than the old one, ‘This tree is older than …’)
  • distinguishing between older and newer, using such clues as the condition of the object, the width of a tree, the height of a person
  • identifying natural and constructed features of a place that have changed over time and those that have remained relatively unchanged
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Artefacts,  Similarity (Classification)

Teacher resource

Little history

This is a collection of digital resources including image galleries, short videos and an interactive designed for early-primary history. It uses toys and games to help students understand the past and present, and concepts such as continuity and change over time. Student resources consist of a digital storybook about toys ...

Assessment resource

Foundation/Prep history assessment - Exploring my family history

This is an assessment package that uses the Foundation Australian Curriculum history achievement standard to gather evidence about how well students have demonstrated what they know, what they understand and what they can do in relation to the topic 'Personal and Family Histories'. Children investigate their family history ...

Teacher resource

National Museum of Australia: what is this?

This is an online teacher resource containing six videos for use with students, associated classroom learning activities and a teacher resource video that focuses on teaching history to Foundation year students. The videos model inquiry learning processes for children by featuring a puppet, Teddy, who investigates objects ...

Moving Image

Celebrating a new baby

Have you ever visited a new baby? Come along with Levi as he meets his baby sister for the first time. Find out why people get so excited when a new baby arrives. Find out how families let people know about a new baby.

Moving Image

Celebrating achievements

Discover some different ways that people celebrate achievements. This clip takes you to two big celebrations: a street parade and a graduation. Find out what it takes to achieve things worth celebrating. Learn some ways that you can help others achieve.

Teacher resource

Yulunga: kandomarngutta

In some parts of Australia children were allowed to use the bullroarer (whirlers), or small versions of it, as a source of amusement. In other areas the bullroarer had a special significance and was not used as a ‘toy’. In parts of Victoria a bullroarer called the kandomarngutta was used. This was a thin piece of wood, ...