DEC Scan Journal : 2014 Issue 1
2014 Volume 33, Issue 1 45 Contents Editorial Currents Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews Abbreviated syllabus links History Stage 1 History: HT1-2, HT1-4 Concept: Continuity and change, Significance Skill: Empathetic understanding The past in the present The history of a significant person, building, site or part of the natural environment in the local community and what it reveals about the past. (ACHHK044) The importance today of an historical site of cultural or spiritual significance; for example, a community building, a landmark, a war memorial. (ACHHK045) Learning ideas • locate and investigate the significance of a local war memorial or honour board • discuss the importance of preservation using the key inquiry questions • plant a memorial tree and invite community members e.g. Parents and Citizens (P&C), parents and grandparents, Returned Services League (RSL) members • develop an empathetic understanding of what life was like for children of the same age in 1914–1918 • focusing specifically on schooling, clothing, games and food • explore the Themes tab on the My place website and watch clips/ episodes relating to education, food, entertainment and Australians at war • investigate and analyse sources using memorial Box 01 – Australia and the First World War from the Australian War Memorial. STAGE 1 Abbreviated syllabus links English Stage 1 English: EN1-2A , EN1-7B, EN1-11D Concept: Interconnectedness • of Australia’s memory/memorial in letter form and its significance for our past, present and future • empathy within author’s message Respond to and compose texts Understand and apply knowledge of language forms and features Learning ideas • view and respond to author’s message in Memorial by Gary Crew and Shaun Tan and refer to the teacher’s notes • compose an imaginative text about the significance of memories and memorials, linking to the local war memorial • view and respond to the empathy in My mother’s eyes: the story of a boy soldier by Mark Wilson (focus on the letter writing and memorial in France) • view and respond to Archie’s War: my scrapbook of the First World War, 1914–18 by Marcia Williams • compose a scrapbook including letters, diary entries, cartoon sequences and mementos from your local area as if you were living during the period 1914–1918 • respond to advertisements and timeline images for Vegemite, Aeroplane Jelly, Arnott’s biscuits and discuss purpose, audience and language use.
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