Teacher guide A significant local site

TLF ID M013316

This unit of work focuses on the study of a significant local site, supporting the year 2 History curriculum. The Albuera Street Infant School in Tasmania is used as a case study to help students to examine a site and distinguish between past, present and future. This unit of work provides a set of learning sequences with resources and activities to help students understand the concepts of 'change' and 'continuity' and provides opportunity for them to apply their understanding to sites and monuments in their own community. The resource is part of the AC History website.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This unit is a valuable resource for the Past in the present description in the year 2 History curriculum. Through the use of visual sources, such as photographs, students develop historical skills as they examine the concepts of 'now' and 'then' by comparing historical and modern images of the same location while considering significant changes in architecture, transport, education and daily life. They document their findings in a range of communications, including a Venn diagram. Students develop their own inquiry questions and use peg timelines to sequence events in their own lives. They respond to the themes of this unit through a range of assessment tasks, including an inquiry into historical objects, recommending features for preservation at their own school, forming conclusions from primary sources and documenting their own examples of 'now' and 'then'.
  • The activities in each learning sequence address a different aspect of the year 2 achievement standard and in combination with other evidence gathered during the inquiry process provide the opportunity for a final summative assessment.
Year level

2

Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: The History Teachers' Association of Australia
  • Organization: The History Teachers' Association of Australia
  • Description: Creator
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.historyteacher.org.au/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
  • © 2013 Education Services Australia Ltd, unless otherwise indicated. This material may be copied, distributed and adapted free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all copyright notices and acknowledgements are retained.