This short unit is based on the Foundation Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings for History. Students explore family celebrations and significant events and how we remember them through commemorations.

Students will sequence commemorations in relation to the months of the year in which they occur. Students discuss how events from the past can be retold and remembered in stories. They will learn and sequence the Aboriginal Dreamtime story, Tiddalik. Students discuss, and learn, that different families have different family traditions and commemorations. Students will demonstrate their understanding of celebrations by answering questions about their favourite family celebrations. This is the perfect unit to use in the lead-up to a 100 Days of School Celebration. Students could use their knowledge of celebrations and commemorations to help plan the event.
 

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

AC9HSFK02

The celebrations and commemorations of significant events shared with their families and others


ACHASSK012

How they, their family and friends commemorate past events that are important to them


NSW

HTe-1

Communicates stories of their own family heritage and the heritage of others


HTe-2

Demonstrates developing skills of historical inquiry and communication


VIC

VCHHK062

How they, their family, friends and communities commemorate past events that are important to them


Overview

The key concepts in this unit include:
 

  • The difference between ‘celebration’ and ‘commemoration.’
  • Different events are celebrated and commemorated within different families.
  • Sequencing commemorations using calendars.
  • Different ways of remembering commemorations.
  • Commemorations can look different between different families.
Learning Intention
  • We are learning to identify the ways we observe special events, e.g. birthday, Easter, Ramadan, NAIDOC Week, ANZAC Day and why these events are important.
  • We are learning to identify the ways we observe special events, e.g. birthdays, Easter, Ramadan, NAIDOC Week, ANZAC Day and why these events are important.
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