Humanities and social sciences / Year 1 / Inquiry and skills / Analysing

Curriculum content descriptions

Compare objects from the past with those from the present and consider how places have changed over time (ACHASSI023)

Elaborations
  • identifying similarities and differences between activities over time by comparing objects of the past with those currently used (for example, comparing toys, games, clothes, phones, cooking utensils, tools, homework books)
  • using comparative language when describing family life over time and/or comparing features of places, such as ‘smaller than’, ‘bigger than’, ‘closer’, ‘further’, ‘not as big as’, ‘younger/older than’, ‘more rainy days’, ‘fewer/less’, ‘hottest/coldest’, ‘sunnier’, ‘windier than’
  • exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories, traditional and contemporary, about places and the past and how places have changed
  • categorising objects, drawings or images by their features and explaining their reasoning, for example, categorising the features of a local place into natural (native forest), constructed (street of houses) and managed (windbreak of trees)
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Creating texts,  Artefacts,  Degrees of comparison

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