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 OLD FARM STRAWBERRY HILL - Year 2 The Past in the Present



(source ACARA Australian Curriculum: History v.4)


OFSH 1937 

Image courtesy Chloe Mauger (nee Bird) 1937  


Using Old Farm Strawberry Hill (OFSH), Albany as an example, students explore, recognise and appreciate the history of the place. 

They examine the remains of the past and consider why the place should be preserved. 


The content provides opportunities to develop historical understanding through key concepts including  continuity and change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy and significance. These concepts will be investigated within the historical context of Old Farm Strawberry Hill (OFSH) to facilitate an understanding of the past and to provide a focus for historical inquiries.  


The two strands of Historical Skills and Historical Knowledge and Understanding are interrelated and should be taught in an integrated way; they may be integrated across learning areas and in ways that are appropriate to the place. The order and detail in which they are taught are programming decisions. 



Students will use the following KEY INQUIRY QUESTIONS to discover:  

·         What aspects of the past can you see today? What do they tell us? 

·         What remains of the past are important to the local community? Why? 

·         How have changes in technology shaped our daily life? 



This program allows students to develop historical skills through key concepts appropriate to their age and ability. 

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Historical Skills:

Sequence familiar objects and events

Distinguish between past, present and future

Pose questions about the past using sources provided

Explore a range of sources about the past

Identify and compare features of objects from the past and present

Explore a point of view

Develop a narrative about the past

Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written, role play) and digital technologies

Each section of this program notes the relevant general capabilities (GC), cross-curriculum priorities (CCP) and links to other learning areas (OLA)