This unit is based on the Year 2 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings.

Students explore changes between the past and present, sorting them into 'then and now'.

They investigate and discuss reasons for changes in technology over time. The examine changes that have occured in land and sea transport as well as cooking, food preparation and storage, telephones, computers and toys.

They explore inventions in technology and they undertake an investigation of an invention of their choice.

10 x 1 hour lessons
Cross curriculum
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Australian Curriculum - (QLD/SA/WA/NT/TAS/ACT)

ACHASSK046

How changing technology affected people’s lives (at home and in the ways they worked, travelled, communicated and played in the past)


NSW

HT1-3

Describes the effects of changing technology on people’s lives over time


HT1-4

Demonstrates skills of historical inquiry and communication


VIC

VCHHK065

The effect of changing technology on people’s lives and their perspectives on the significance of that change


Overview

Students will:

  • Understand how changes in technology have changed or impacted our daily life.
  • Investigate the changes that have occurred from past to present.
  • Explore changes that have occurred in the areas of transport, cooking, technology and toys.
  • Understand and explain the difference between continuity and change.
  • Investigate why changes occur.
Learning Intention
  • We are learning to identify how changing technology affected people’s lives (at home and in the ways they worked, travelled, communicated and played in the past).
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