This unit is based on the Year 2 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings. In this unit, students will investigate the technologies used by their local First Nations Australians. They will then explore how the developments of technologies has changed the way people live at home, work, travel and communicate. Finally, they will discover the effects of these changes to interconnections with other places in the world.

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Australian Curriculum - (QLD/SA/WA/NT/TAS/ACT)

AC9HS2K02

How technological developments changed people’s lives at home, and the ways they worked, travelled and communicated


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

The key concepts in this unit include

  • Investigate technologies used by local first Nations Australians.
  • Understand how developments in technology have changed our daily life at home and at work.
  • Explore the changes that have occurred in travel and communication and how these developments impact our connectedness to the rest of the world.
     
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).
  • 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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