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


  • identifying similarities and differences between activities over time by comparing objects of the past with those currently used (for example, comparing toys, games, clothes, phones, cooking utensils, tools, homework books) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • using comparative language when describing family life over time and/or comparing features of places, such as ‘smaller than’, ‘bigger than’, ‘closer’, ‘further’, ‘not as big as’, ‘younger/older than’, ‘more rainy days’, ‘fewer/less’, ‘hottest/coldest’, ‘sunnier’, ‘windier than’ (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories, traditional and contemporary, about places and the past and how places have changed (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • categorising objects, drawings or images by their features and explaining their reasoning, for example, categorising the features of a local place into natural (native forest), constructed (street of houses) and managed (windbreak of trees) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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