This unit is based on the Year 1 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings.

Students explore family structures and discuss similarities and differences. They investigate and pose questions for families from the past and compare them to their own families.

Students use graphic organisers to compare life from the past with life today, including lunches and school holiday activities.

Students also pose questions for a guest speaker who speaks to the class about their life and makes comparisons with their own life.

Students discuss why things have changed over time, and they create a time machine in which to travel back in time to pose questions to a family member.

10 x 1 hour lessons
Cross curriculum
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Students will:

  • Explore families.
  • Compare family structures.
  • Explore differences and similarities in families – past and present.
  • Investigate reasons for change.
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