Year 1 Unit 4 - Where We Are In Place and Time 2014-15

Curriculum Information Year 1 Unit 4: Where We Are In Place and Time
Central Idea:
(The big Idea)
Lines of Inquiry
Some of the
Evidence from the past reveals people’s history
Ways we can find out
about the past
What do we mean by history or
the past? How do we find out
about the past? What are the
different ways we can find out
about the past?
Connections between the
past and the present
What is your personal history? How
can we find out about our family’s
past? What are the similarities and
differences between your life today
and life in the past?
How life has changed
over time
How has life changed over
time? What do you think life
could be like in the future?
Reflection (How do we know?) Connection (How is it connected to other things?) Change
(How is it changing?)
Other related concepts: Evidence, History, Time
Curiosity – (Being curious about the past and how life has changed over time)
Respect – (Respecting themselves and others histories)
Learner Profile
Open Minded – (They appreciate their own and others cultures and personal histories)
Reflective – (Students reflect on the past and how life has changed)
At the end of this unit students will understand:
 That there are different ways in which we can find out about the past
 That we can make connections between life today and the past
 How everyday life has changed over time
At the end of this unit students will be able to:
 Use thinking skills to analyse evidence and draw conclusions
 Research and present information about life in the past
Possible Action - Things you can do to help:
 Look at artefacts from the past and discuss what they could have been used for e.g. Walkman etc.
 Visit the Hong Kong history museum or one of the many other history museums in Hong Kong to look at artefacts
from the past.
 Discuss your own personal and family histories. Share photographs and talk about how life has changed.
 Together talk to other family members and friends about their personal histories and how life has changed.
 Discuss different periods in history that the children are interested in e.g. Ancient Egyptians, Dinosaurs, Medieval
Knights, etc. Talk about how we know about these periods – What evidence is there?
If you want to take some action and offer your expertise in any area, we would love to hear from you!