Families and Ways of Life

Foundation-Year 2 History

Key Questions

  • How are local Aboriginal Peoples’ family structures the same or different from mine?
  • How has childhood changed in local Aboriginal culture – past to present?
  • How are the seasons the same or different in Aboriginal culture?
  • What is the meaning and significance behind ‘Welcome to Country’.
  • How are traditional toys and games the same or different from toys and games used today?

Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to explore Indigenous community members views on family, and consider them in light of their own.
  • Students will be able to consider the role of Elders, both in our Indigenous communities, but the community generally.

Curriculum Links

Historical Knowledge 

  • Who the people in their family are, describe where they were born and raised and how they are related to each other and how their stories are communicated and shared (VCHHK058)
  • Differences in family structures of families and the role of family groups today, and what they have in common and how these have changed or remained the same over time (VCHHK059)
  • Differences and similarities between students’ daily lives and perspectives of life during their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods, including family traditions, leisure time and communications (VCHHK061)

Historical Concepts and Skills

  • Identify examples of continuity and change in family life and in the local area by comparing past and present (VCHHC056)

Intercultural Capability

  • Identify what is familiar and what is different in the ways culturally diverse individuals and families live (VCICCB001)

Local Knowledge Featured in this Unit

Aunty Ella on Kinship and the Importance of Family

Aunty Faye on why Elders are important

Aunty Ella on Elders and their Importance

Number of Lessons

6

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