Lower primary

Any of the four Memorial Boxes can be used to develop an understanding of the past by offering a focus for historical-based inquiries. Each Memorial Box provides an opportunity to explore key concepts such as continuity and change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy, and significance as well as establish skills in historical investigation.

*HASS refers to humanities and social sciences

Year HASS knowledge and understanding (History) HASS inquiry and skills
F How they, their family, and their friends commemorate past events that are important to them (ACHASSK012 – Scootle) Pose questions about past and present objects, people, places, and events (ACHASSI001 – Scootle)
F How the stories of families and the past can be communicated, for example, through photographs, artefacts, books, oral histories, digital media, and museums (ACHASSK013 – Scootle) Collect data and information from observations and identify information and data from sources provided (ACHASSI002 – Scootle )

 

F   Explore a point of view (ACHASSI005 – Scootle)
F   Compare objects from the past with those from the present and consider how places have changed over time (ACHASSI006 – Scootle)
F   Draw simple conclusions based on discussions, observations, and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps (ACHASSI008 – Scootle )

 

 

Year HASS knowledge and understanding (History) HASS Inquiry and skills
1 How the present, past, and future are signified by terms indicating time, as well as by dates and changes that may have personal significance, such as birthdays, celebrations, and seasons (ACHASSK029 – Scootle) Pose questions about past and present objects, people, places, and events (ACHASSI018 – Scootle)

 

1 Differences and similarities between students’ daily lives and life during their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods (ACHASSK030 – Scootle) Collect data and information from observations and identify information and data from sources provided (ACHASSI019 – Scootle )

 

1   Explore a point of view (ACHASSI022 – Scootle)
1   Compare objects from the past with those from the present and consider how places have changed over time (ACHASSI023 – Scootle)
1   Draw simple conclusions based on discussions, observations, and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps (ACHASSI025 – Scootle )

 

Year HASS knowledge and understanding (History) HASS inquiry and skills
2 The history of a significant person, building, site, and/or part of the natural environment in the local community and what it reveals about the past (ACHASSK044 – Scootle) Pose questions about past and present objects, people, places, and events (ACHASSI034 – Scootle)

 

2 The importance today of a historical site of cultural or spiritual significance in the local area, and why it should be preserved (ACHASSK045 – Scootle) Collect data and information from observations and identify information and data from sources provided (ACHASSI035 – Scootle )

 

2 How changing technology affected people’s lives (at home and in the ways they worked, travelled, communicated, and played in the past) (ACHASSK046 – Scootle) Explore a point of view (ACHASSI038 – Scootle)

 

2   Compare objects from the past with those from the present and consider how places have changed over time (ACHASSI039 – Scootle)
2   Draw simple conclusions based on discussions, observations, and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps (ACHASSI041 – Scootle )

 

Year HASS knowledge and understanding (History) HASS inquiry and skills HASS knowledge and understanding (Civics and Citizenship)
3 How the community has changed and remained the same over time and the role that people of diverse backgrounds have played in the development and character of the local community (ACHASSK063 – Scootle) Pose questions to investigate people, events, places, and issues (ACHASSI052 – Scootle)

 

Why people participate within communities and how students can actively participate and contribute (ACHASSK072 – Scootle)

 

3 Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, Anzac Day, and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems (ACHASSK064 – Scootle) Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations (ACHASSI053 – Scootle)

 

 
3   Sequence information about people’s lives and events (ACHASSI055 – Scootle)  
3   Examine information to identify different points of view and distinguish facts from opinions (ACHASSI056 – Scootle)  
3   Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and data (ACHASSI058 – Scootle )