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Curriculum content descriptions

Differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time (ACHASSK028)

Elaborations
  • considering a range of family structures (for example, nuclear families, one-child families, large families, single parent families, extended families, blended (step) families, adoptive parent families and grandparent families) as well as kinship groups, tribes and villages
  • comparing families in the present with those from the recent past (the families of parents, grandparents or familiar older person) in terms of their size and structure (for example, the different types of family such as nuclear, single parent, blended)
  • examining and commenting on the roles of family members over time (for example, listening to stories about the roles of mothers, fathers, caregivers and children in the past) and comparing these with family roles today (for example, work at home, work outside the home, child care, gender roles, children’s responsibilities, pocket money)
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Families

Teacher resource

Who are the families of the world?

This is a unit of work about the diversity of families around the world. Intended for the early years and written with a global education focus, the resource consists of five single- or multi-lesson activities, titled We are family; Who are the people in my family?; Families that work together; Let's remember the good times; ...

Teacher resource

How times change

This resource is a website supporting teachers and students of the Australian Curriculum: History in Year 1. Includes teacher support, curriculum connections and ready-to-use digital resources about the present, past and future and about differences between their own lives and those of people in the past.

Teacher resource

National Museum of Australia: feeding the family

This is an online teacher resource containing three sets of historical images, associated classroom learning activities and a teacher resource video that focuses on teaching history to students in years 1 and 2. Through examining kitchens, milk and picnics as represented in the three sets of historical images, students ...

Interactive Resource

How times change

This is a teacher resource that focuses on change over time and contains sequences of teaching activities for presentation before and after interactive activities, links to related resources and information, image galleries and ICT tutorials. The resource incorporates videos showing changes at school and interviews about ...

Video

Nestle's MILO Cinema Advertisement, 1948: Family album

This clip shows a family photograph album being opened and a narrator introducing the family members inside. The images then come to life and describe themselves. They are John, his wife (unnamed) and their children: Barbara, Peter, Janet and Ian, who says that he likes 'football, cricket and MILO'. The family is shown ...

Moving Image

Bell's gone!

School finishes for the day and parents are waiting to take their children home. Find out what school pickup time looked like in 1974.

Teacher resource

My history - unit of work

This unit of work helps students develop an awareness of the passage of time and how events of the past can shape those of the present. The unit focuses on the students’ own history and that of their family and home.

Moving Image

Candles, cards and carols: Christmas in 1983

How do people celebrate Christmas now? This clip shows some of the ways Christmas was celebrated in 1983. People sent cards, gave presents and sang carols. Have things changed?

Moving Image

What's for lunch on the first day of school?

It's Shelley's first day of school and her mum shows her what's packed in her lunch box. Find out what school lunches looked like in 1974.

Moving Image

First day jitters

What was the first day of school like for your parents? This clip shows a group of children arriving at school with their parents in 1974.

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.

Interactive resource

Primary history: historical inquiry - interpreting and analysing historical documents

These seven learning activities focus on interpreting and analysing historical documents using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), and illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers assist ...

Moving Image

Celebrating a baby's baptism

Meet Vincent and his family and friends as they celebrate his baptism. Find out what happens when a baby is baptised in the Catholic church. Come along to Vincent's party afterwards for some fun, good food and an amazing christening cake.

Moving Image

Sydney Doll Hospital

If you broke your leg, you might go to a hospital. What happens to dolls that might have a broken leg, arm or head? Discover a special hospital in Sydney where broken dolls are mended. Find out how the repair work is done. See what dolls looked like in the past.

StillImage

Family walking to Anzac ceremony at Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, 1935 or 1936

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the Allen family in Melbourne on ANZAC Day, 25 April, in 1935 or 1936. From the left are Walter, Ada, Perce, Mary and Heather Allen. They have watched the Anzac Day march and are walking to the ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance in the King's Domain parklands adjacent to St ...

Image

Family life on the gold fields, 1895

This is a black-and-white photograph taken by Archibald Sanderson in 1895 on the eastern gold fields of Western Australia. The photograph shows two women and a child, dressed in colonial clothing, outside a tent dwelling. A man is shown sitting inside the tent flap. The tent is surrounded by a brushwood fence, and is sheltered ...

Video

A World For Children, c1962: School, activities, food and leisure

This clip shows a day at the Bonegilla Migrant Reception Centre in Victoria in 1962, portrayed through the eyes of three immigrant children, Maret, Juri and Yanni. Opening scenes depict sports day at the Centre's primary school, the kindergarten and older migrants playing lawn bowls. The children join their mother in the ...

Image

Polish dance costume, 1970s

This is a traditional Polish dance costume made in the 1970s in Whyalla, South Australia. It is sized to fit a girl aged 10-12 and consists of a skirt, waistcoat and wreath. The costume is richly decorated with embroidery, beading, sequins, braid and ribbon typical of the region near the city of Krakow in Poland.

Video

Gerakiteys - Greek Community Picnics, 1950: Annual Greek picnic

This clip shows silent home-movie footage of members of the Greek community from Canberra and the surrounding district on an annual picnic at Good Hope, near Yass, on Boxing Day 1949. A man pours a drink from a barrel of what may be home-brewed beer. The camera pans across the group, many of whom raise their glasses in ...

Video

Archibald Family Scenes and Outings in Sydney, c1932: Birthday party

This silent black-and-white clip shows the arrival of five young girls at the grounds of a large house for a birthday party and games in the gardens. The girls are looked after by two women, possibly their mothers, and three female Asian servants. There are shots of the girls playing games and the clip finishes with the ...