This unit is based on the Year 3 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings. Students explore their local community, past and present. They research their local Indigenous past, and learn about their local Indigenous dialect, and their connections between language, place/country and spirituality. They will investigate things in their local community that have changed and remained the same, as well as groups and individuals that have contributed to our community’s development.

8 x 1 hour lessons
Cross curriculum
21x resources/worksheets
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In this unit students explore the following concepts;

  • What would life be like in our local area if non-Indigenous people hadn’t settled in Australia?
  • What is the Indigenous dialect of our local area?
  • How is language, place/country and spirituality connected for local Indigenous people?
  • Why is Acknowledgement of Country important?
  • How has our local community changed and remained the same over time?
  • How have groups and individuals influenced the development of our community?
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