Term 2 - Long Ago
This is one of our very popular units, children of all ages are fascinated by the past including the age of dinosaurs. The children are exposed to both scientific and historical concepts. They will explore things from now and in the past. They will learn how and where we can find out about our past, including museums and their purposes. An excursion to The Melbourne Museum will help children develop their understandings of long ago and use that as a basis for exploration. They will develop an awareness that artefacts, photos and texts help us to learn about the past and they will use simple timelines to sequence past events. Students will categorise artefacts into those that were from a not too long ago, long ago and long, long ago. They will apply their knowledge to design, build and display an artefact for our classroom museums.
What is the past?
What is long ago?
What did it look like?
How can we find out about Long Ago?
What is the same and different from long ago and now?
What is a museum?
Why do we have museums?