Concepts for developing understanding
The content in the history sub-strand provides opportunities for students to develop historical understanding through key concepts including continuity and change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy and significance. Through studies of their local area, students explore, recognise and appreciate the history of their community. Students examine remains of the past and consider why they should be preserved (significance, cause and effect, perspectives). They examine the impact of technology of peopleâs lives (continuity and change, cause and effect), and speculate about peopleâs lives in the past to further develop their understanding that people lived differently in the past (continuity and change, perspectives, empathy).