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History – Term 2 Overview

Achievement By the end of Year 2, students describe a person, site and/or event of significance in the local community. They identify how and why
Standard the lives of people have changed over time while others have remained the same.
Students sequence events in order, using a range of terms related to time. They pose questions about the past and use sources
provided to answer these questions and to identify a point of view. They compare objects from the past and present. Students
develop a narrative about the past using a range of texts.

Content  The history of a significant person, building, site and/or part of the natural environment in the local community and what it reveals
Descriptors about the past
 Pose questions about past and present objects, people, places and event
 Explore a point of view
 Compare objects from the past with those from the present and consider how places have changed over time
 Reflect on learning to propose how to care for places and sites that are important or significant
Pedagogy Explicit teaching, gradual release, modelling, hands on learning experiences, questioning, peer collaboration,
General  use ICT to identify, record and classify textual and graphic information to show what is known and what needs to be investigated
Capabilities  explain the usefulness of located data or information
 locate information from a given set of digital sources
 identify and explore information and ideas from source materials
 pose questions to identify and clarify issues, and compare information in their world
 organise information based on similar or relevant ideas from several sources
 outline the details and sequence in a whole task and separate it into workable parts
 use information from a previous experience to inform a new idea
 evaluate whether they have accomplished what they set out to achieve
 describe and compare the way they live with people in other places or time
 express their own perspectives on familiar topics and texts, and identify the perspectives of others
 identify and describe what they have learnt about others from intercultural encounters and culturally diverse texts
 recognise that cultural differences may affect understanding between people
 describe ethical concepts, such as right and wrong, honesty, fairness and tolerance
 discuss ethical concepts within a range of familiar contexts
 recognise that there may be many points of view when probing ethical dilemmas and identify alternative views
Focus - How can we find out that information?
Questions - What significance does that site have? How do we know?
- This site is significant from whose point of view?
- How has this changed over time?
- What is the significance?
- How can we care for these significant sites?
Cultural Unit: Country – Over time
Reconciliation
Week
Learning Intention and Success Criteria Topic/Big Idea Work product/example Assessment
Week 4 To understand how our local community has changed over Timeline of Students research and create a Observation
time. community timeline of pictures of how our Questioning
change local community has changed
 I can sequence ideas of how our community has over time.
changed
 I can identify ways our community has changed over Member from Aboriginal
time Education Team to come and
 I can identify a local site of significance speak about how our local
community has changed in the
time they’ve been here. Discuss
local sites of Aboriginal
significance.
Week 5 To understand how our local community has changed over Community Students research sites of Observation
Reconciliation time. change significance in our local area that Questioning
Week remain as well as anything that
 I can identify a local site of significance may have remained in the
 I can identify elements of our local community that community throughout history
have remained over many years (water sources etc.)

Week 6 To understand how our local community has changed over Exploring what the Students create a map of our local Observation
time. community was community and what this may Questioning
like pre-invasion have looked like pre-invasion – Work sample
 I can list things that may have remained in our local drawing on research of Aboriginal
community pre-invasion names for places and sites of
 I can give the Aboriginal name for a site of significance.
significance in our local area

Week 7 To understand how our local community has changed over Technologies that Research technologies that Observation
time. were used by Aboriginal people used to live Questioning
Aboriginal people before European settlement.
 I can identify technologies that Aboriginal people pre-European
have used over time settlement Discuss how these technologies
 I can explain how these have changed over time may have changed over time.
Week 8 To understand the significance of a specific site in our local Site of significance In pairs, students choose an Observation
community Aboriginal site of significance in Questioning
our local community. Work sample
 I can identify a site of significance
 I can explain why this site is significant Students research and document
 I can describe who this site is significant to their findings.
 I can describe different point of views in relation to
this site

Week 9 To understand the significance of a specific site in our local Site of significance Students create a poster to Work sample
community demonstrate how this site has
changed over time and describe
 I can identify a site of significance its cultural significance.
 I can explain why this site is significant
 I can describe who this site is significant to
 I can describe different point of views in relation to
this site

Week 10 To understand the significance of a specific site in our local Site of significance Students create a poster to Work sample
community demonstrate how this site has Video of
changed over time and describe presentation
 I can identify a site of significance its cultural significance. Students
 I can explain why this site is significant present to the class.
 I can describe who this site is significant to
 I can describe different point of views in relation to
this site
 I can describe how this site has changed over time