Humanities and social sciences / Year 2 / Inquiry and skills / Researching

Curriculum content descriptions

Collect data and information from observations and identify information and data from sources provided (ACHASSI035)

Elaborations
  • identifying information in sources relevant to learning about the past (for example, photographs, interviews, newspapers, stories and maps, including those online) and sources relevant to learning about places (satellite images, globes, diagrams, measurements, field photographs)
  • locating historical evidence of the local community’s past (for example, place and street names that commemorate people, monuments, built and non-built historical landmarks, middens, remnants of native vegetation and old building remains)
  • surveying peers to discover how they are connected to people in other places in Australia and the world, or to find out how frequently they visit places and for what purpose
  • exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ connections to Country/Place through oral histories Dreaming and Creation stories, dance, art and cultural representations
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Data collection,  Geographic location

Text

Little history: Toys and games

This unit of work uses toys and games to provide opportunities for students to explore concepts of change and continuity by making comparisons of the toys children have played with over time. Structured around a series of inquiry questions students can use images from the museum collection to create a timeline of toys. ...

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Cornish family at Dromana beach with parasols, 1927

This is a black-and-white photograph featuring the Cornish family at the beach in Dromana in 1927. The nine adults and nine children in this group are dressed in bathing costumes, and many wear bathing caps. Three large parasols (light sun umbrellas) are being held by women at the back of the group. A long pier is visible ...

Interactive

Environmental and Zoo Education Centres – primary school resources

A collection of digital resources for primary school teachers and students to support teaching and learning from home, with a particular focus on geography, science and history. The resources were developed by Department of Education teachers from 25 Environmental and Zoo Education Centres in NSW and include Google Sites, ...

Video

Say hello in Dharug

Watch this video to learn how to greet someone in the Dharug language, spoken by the Indigenous people of the Sydney Basin area. How do you say 'hello, how are you?' in Dharug? And what are the words for good and bad? Practise these phrases with Jacinta Tobin and then teach them to a friend or family member.

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Australian Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub: Australian disasters

This is a curated collection of articles, photographs and internet links related to natural, technological and human-caused events including bushfires, cyclones, tsunamis, earthquakes, shipwrecks, urban fires, chemical and industrial events in Australia. Events included have posed a serious threat to a community or property ...

Online

Farms have distinctive features

This resource is a 32 page pdf integrated inquiry unit, for junior primary students, exploring how the distinctive qualities of a farm space influence farming practice. This unit uses the five stage inquiry model to sequence activities. Topics explored include: how do weather patterns and seasons affect farms?; Why are ...

Online

Planting fruit and vegetables

In this sequence of lessons students grow a plant from seed, capturing each step and decision as an algorithmic process and recording data for future learning.

Text

Move, Move, Move!

This persuasive digital text is for teachers to read aloud to students. This digital book uses persuasive language and images to highlight the benefits of being active. The resource includes a teaching sequence related to the Big Six components of literacy development (oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, ...

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Clean up Back beach Bay

This persuasive digital text is a poster advertising a community clean up day. The resource includes a teaching sequence related to the Big Six components of literacy development (oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension) with student activities, graphic organisers and worksheets, ...