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Content description ACHHK029

Humanities and Social Sciences / History / Year 1 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / Present and Past Family Life
Content description
How the present, past and future are signified by terms indicating time such as ‘a long time ago’, ‘then and now’, ‘now and then’, ‘old and new’, ‘tomorrow’, as well as by dates and changes that may have personal significance, such as birthdays, celebrations and seasons
Elaborations
  1. discussing, for example, what happened yesterday, what is likely to happen tomorrow, upcoming birthdays, celebrations and seasons, and ordering these references to time in sequence using terms such as ‘before’, ‘after’, ‘next’ and ‘then’
  2. discussing how some cultures, for example the Chinese, describe a child as being one year old on the day they are born
  3. identifying dates and changes that have personal significance (for example birthdays, moving house, changing schools, religious and school holidays), marking these on a calendar and counting down time, as well as noting that events of personal significance may differ according to children’s cultural backgrounds
  4. examining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander seasonal calendars (for example the Gagadju (Kakadu) and the D'harawal (Sydney) calendars, each with six seasons, the Arrernte (central Australia) with five, the Woiwurrung (Upper Yarra Valley) with seven, and north-east Tasmania with three
Cross-curriculum priorities
  • http://vocabulary.curriculum.edu.au/crossCurriculum/1
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
  • http://vocabulary.curriculum.edu.au/crossCurriculum/2
    Asia and Australia´s engagement with Asia
General capabilities
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Personal and social capability
  • Intercultural understanding