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History

Concepts for developing understanding

The content in the history sub-strand in this year gives students opportunities to develop historical understanding through key concepts including continuity and change, perspectives, empathy and significance. Through studies of their family, familiar people and their own history, students look at evidence of the past, exposing them to an early understanding that the past is different from the present (continuity and change). They come to understand why some events are important in their own and others’ lives (significance), and how different people commemorate events that are important to them (empathy, perspectives).

Inquiry Questions

  • What is my history and how do I know?
  • What stories do other people tell about the past?
  • How can stories of the past be told and shared?

(source: www.australiancurriculum.edu.au)

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