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Compare objects from the past with those from the present and consider how places have changed over time


  • comparing places that differ over time or across location (for example, climate, natural environment, plants, animals, people’s home) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • identifying how objects and activities are similar or different depending on conditions in local and distant places (for example, clothes, transport, technology) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • identifying features of a site that reveal its past (such as decorations and plaques on buildings) and suggesting clues that help understanding of its history (such as dates, ageing, building style) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • examining a historical site (for example, a home, a school) to explore how technology has changed life over time (for example, how and where food was obtained and prepared, how people travelled, how people stayed warm or cool, how sewerage was managed, types of work, the roles of men, women, boys and girls) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)

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