This is a 37-page ebook from the Australian Curriculum History series that covers:
Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (Including Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Harmony week, National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems (ACHHK063)
Understands the significance of Australia Day and some arguments for and against the way it is celebrated.
Understands the significance of Anzac Day, the history behind it and some of the traditions at a memorial service.
Understands the significance of NAIDOC week and how it evolved from a long history of efforts by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Understands the significance of other significant days and weeks for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Examining the symbolism and history of the Australian National Flag, the Australian Aboriginal flag, Torres Strait Islander flag and each state and territory’s flag.
Examining the symbolism of Australian emblems, including the Australian Coat of Arms, state and territory floral and faunal emblems, and emblems of the student’s school and community.
Key inquiry questions
Who lived here first and how do we know?
How has our community changed? What features have been lost and what features have been retained?
What is the nature of the contribution made by different groups and individuals in the community?
How and why do people choose to remember significant events of the past?
Sequence historical people and events (ACHHS065)
Use historical terms (ACHHS066)
Pose a range of questions about the past (ACHHS067)
Identify sources (ACHHS215)
Locate relevant information for sources provided (ACHHS068)
Identify different points of views (ACHHS069)
Developing texts, particular narratives (ACHHS070)
Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies (ACHHS071)
Continuity and change
Cause and effect
Take a trip through history and learn how the past has helped shape today, with this engaging, content-packed seven-book series covering the Historical knowledge and understanding strand for each year level. Students will be enthralled learning about the first circumnavigation of the globe, Australia’s first people, migrants who have crossed the sea for a new life, and much more.
A supporting teachers page which provides:
the content description being addressed
an elaboration relating to the specific aspect of the content description being developed
the key inquiry questions being addressed
the historical skills practised by completing the activities
the historical concepts addressed by the activities
background information to support that given in the student pages
teaching notes to assist in classroom organisation or to highlight specific activities
additional activities to extend the topic and develop historical skills
resources to supplement information/activities for teachers/students
a time line related to specific people and events
Three student activity pages which consist of:
a stimulus text to inform students about the theme and to promote discussion
an activity page related directly to the text but requiring research, evaluative comprehension and application of historical skills
an additional activity page which may be either a continuation of the previous page or an extension activity related to the topic but not directly related to the text
a fact file on each of the two activity pages that provides an interesting or unusual fact related to the topic