This short unit is based on the Year 1 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, and Knowledge and Understanding for History. Students will explore the differences and similarities between a range of family structures (such as nuclear, one-child, single-parent, adoptive, step and blended families, and kinship groups). They will compare families in the present with those from the recent past, and examine roles of family members over time. This includes the roles of parents, children and extended family members. Students will demonstrate their understanding toward the end of the unit and complete a hands-on flip book. 

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

AC9HS1K01

Differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time


ACHASSK028

Differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time


NSW

HT1-1

Communicates an understanding of change and continuity in family life using appropriate historical terms


HT1-4

Demonstrates skills of historical inquiry and communication


VIC

VCHHK059

Differences in family structures of families and the role of family groups today, and what they have in common and how these have changed or remained the same over time


VCHHC056

Identify examples of continuity and change in family life and in the local area by comparing past and present


Overview

The key concepts in this unit include:

 

  • The different structures of families.
  • How family structures have changed or remained the same over time.
  • Examining the roles of family members over time.
  • Investigate reasons for change. 
     
Learning Intention
  • We are learning to understand the differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time.
  • We are learning to understand the differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time.
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