Introducing Samson House and Australia’s oldest family business -
Lionel Samson and Son Pty Ltd
This course has been written to meet the requirements of the Australian
Skills are gained through historical inquiry of colonial Australia in the
The course is developed to suit students at Year 2 level.
version of Program - The Past in the Present
Using the Samson family in Fremantle, focussing on Samson House and Lionel Samson and Son Pty Ltd as examples, students
will explore, recognise and appreciate the history of their local area by examining remains of the past and
considering why they should be preserved.
The content provides opportunities to
develop historical understanding through key concepts including continuity and
change, cause and
perspectives, empathy and significance.
concepts will be investigated within the historical context of
Samson House and the Samson family in Fremantle and will 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
Students will use the following
KEY INQUIRY QUESTIONS to
What aspects of the past can you see today? What do they tell
What remains of the past are important to the local community?
How have changes in technology shaped our daily
This program allows students to develop
historical skills through key concepts appropriate to their age and ability.
Sequence familiar objects and
Distinguish between the 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
Each section notes the relevant General Capabilities (GC), Cross curriculum priorities (CCP) and links to other
Learning Areas (OLA)
Source: ACARA Australian Curriculum: History v.3