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ACARA Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Content description ACHHK004

Humanities and Social Sciences / History / Foundation Year / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / Personal and Family Histories
Content description
How the stories of families and the past can be communicated, for example through photographs, artefacts, books, oral histories, digital media, and museums
  1. engaging with the oral traditions, painting and music of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognising that the past is communicated through stories passed down from generation to generation
  2. sharing the story of an object from home, describing its importance to the family (for example photographs, old toys, statues, medals, artwork, jewellery) and creating a class museum
  3. recognising that stories of the past may differ depending on who is telling them (for example listening to stories about the same event related by two different people such as a mother and a grandmother)
Cross-curriculum priorities
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
General capabilities
  • Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability
  • Intercultural understanding