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ACARA Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Content description ACHHK046

Humanities and Social Sciences / History / Year 2 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / The Past in the Present
Content description
The impact of changing technology on people’s lives (at home and in the ways they worked, travelled, communicated, and played in the past)
  1. examining changes in technology over several generations by comparing past and present objects and photographs, and discussing how these changes have shaped people’s lives (for example changes to land, air and sea transport; the move from wood fired stoves to gas/electrical appliances; the introduction of television, transistors, FM radio and digital technologies)
  2. identifying where the technology used in their grandparents’ childhoods was made compared with the technology they use today
  3. examining the traditional toys used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to play and learn (for example Arrernte children learn to play string games so they can remember stories they have been told)
  4. creating models of toys used by children who lived when electricity was not available
Cross-curriculum priorities
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
General capabilities
  • Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability
  • Intercultural understanding