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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Interpret data and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps (ACHASSI024)

Elaborations
  • finding the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary relating to the past (for example, games such as jacks/knuckles and elastics; technology tools such as floppy discs or USBs, record player, cassette player)
  • using information gained from sources (for example, stories, photographs, fieldwork observations, satellite images, rock art) to answer ‘when’, ‘where’, ‘what’, ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions
  • finding a hidden item using a map or plan that shows its location
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Maps (Geographic location),  Classification

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Features of places - Beaches

In this sequence of 6 activities, students explore the natural and human features of beaches and develop an understanding of the way coastal areas are used for leisure, recreation and sport.

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Ngan'gi seasons calendar

This is a seasonal calendar developed by the Ngan’gi people of the Northern Territory in collaboboration with CSIRO. The resource contains an introduction, a richly illustrated calendar and related links. The introduction includes information about the people’s wish to document traditional knowledge of their Daly River ...

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Gooniyandi seasons calendar

This is the Mingayooroo - Manyi Waranggiri Yarrangi, Gooniyandi seasons calendar developed by people of the Gooniyandi language group of the Kimberley in collaboration with CSIRO. The resource consists of an introduction, a richly illustrated calendar and related links. The introduction contains information about the people’s ...

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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, ...

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For the Juniors: Cooking food in the past and present

How might your family cook without electricity or gas? See what some kitchens of people from long ago looked like. Discover ways that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people cook some food.

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Chequerboard: 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.

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Chequerboard: 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.

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Chequerboard: 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.

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Chequerboard: Twinkle, twinkle, little ducks

A class of children join in a singing lesson on their first day of school in 1974. Watch and see how school has changed, and stayed the same, over time.