Humanities and social sciences / Year 2 / Knowledge and Understanding / History

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Curriculum content descriptions

The importance today of a historical site of cultural or spiritual significance in the local area, and why it should be preserved (ACHASSK045)

Elaborations
  • discussing why a particular site has heritage significance/cultural value for present generations (for example, it provides a record of a significant historical event, has aesthetic value, reflects the community‚Äôs identity)
  • identifying, in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and visiting (where appropriate) local sites, places and landscapes of significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (for example, engraving sites, rock paintings, natural sites or features such as the Birrigai rock shelter, creeks or mountains)
  • identifying and designing a local historical tour of a building or site (for example, one related to a particular cultural group)
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Historic places,  Sacred places,  Local history

Teacher resource

A significant local site

This unit of work focuses on the study of a significant local site, supporting the year 2 History curriculum. The Albuera Street Infant School in Tasmania is used as a case study to help students to examine a site and distinguish between past, present and future. This unit of work provides a set of learning sequences with ...

Teacher resource

We Remember Anzac: primary resource

Developed to commemorate the centenary of Anzac, this book provides an an Order of Service and step-by-step instructions to assist teachers and community groups to organise a respectful commemorative event. A series of four inquiry-based investigation supported by primary and secondary source material support students to ...

Teacher resource

Forgotten heroes

This resource (an ‘education pack’) is a 29-page PDF about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who joined the Australian Armed Services during times of war. The education pack is introduced by background notes, and is organised in three main sections: Early Years; Primary Years; and Middle Years. Each section ...

Interactive resource

Primary history: presentation

These seven learning activities focus on presentation 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 ask students to present their historical ...

Collection

Heritage sites in Australia

This is a collection of digital curriculum resources focusing on 26 places on the National Heritage List in Australia. Some have been listed for natural values, others for historical values and still others for cultural values. Ten of the sites shown have also been inscribed on the World Heritage List for both natural and ...

Text

Aboriginal science tools: the morah stone

This is an article about morah stones, incised grinding stones from the tropical rainforests of northern Queensland, and how they were used by the local Aboriginal peoples to process toxic starchy seeds and kernels. Written by Kudjala/Kalkadoon Elder from Queensland Letitia Murgha and intended mainly for teachers, it describes ...

Video

Anzac Day in Gundagai in 1920 - asset 2

This is a short excerpt from a documentary about Gundagai's welcome home for the soldiers of Gundagai and surrounding districts returning from the First World War, filmed on Anzac Day in 1920. The excerpt shows a small crowd who have gathered, possibly at Gundagai's local hospital, to watch or take part in a two-up game.

Teacher resource

'In my day' and 'Stan's story': oral history - teacher resource

This resource is a professional learning package designed for pre-service teachers. It demonstrates and investigates the interrelated content, pedagogy and technology knowledge in student interpretation and creation of local oral history. The resource provides video footage of a teacher and students conducting an oral history ...

Teacher resource

Local government: town hall detective - teacher resource

This is an information sheet for teachers about the importance of town halls. It has three main elements: the first identifies what town halls were and are used for; the second gives some historical background for the town halls in five state capitals; and the third suggests that students become heritage detectives. This ...

Image

Kakadu rock art

This is a colour photograph of Indigenous rock art in the Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. At the top are representations of three Creation Ancestors known as Namondjok, Namarrgon and Barrginj. Below them is a group of men and women, decorated with stripes. The images depicted can all be clearly seen in some detail.

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

General Sir John Monash leading the Anzac parade, 1931

This is a black-and-white photograph of General Sir John Monash leading the parade for the 1931 Anzac Day march in Melbourne. He is mounted on a horse and is wearing his army uniform, to which numerous medals are attached. To Monash's right is another mounted soldier wearing the distinctive slouch hat of the Australian ...

Image

Memory Cove memorial plaque, 1802

This is the remains of the copper plaque Matthew Flinders placed at Memory Cove, near Port Lincoln, in South Australia after eight of his crew drowned there in 1802. The plaque is part of South Australia's Historical Relics Collection and is one of Australia's first non-Indigenous memorials. The plaque measures 36 cm x 32 cm.