Curriculum Information Year 1 Unit 4: Where We Are In Place and Time Central Idea: (The big Idea) Lines of Inquiry Some of the questions explored 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? Concepts Explored Reflection (How do we know?) Connection (How is it connected to other things?) Change (How is it changing?) Other related concepts: Evidence, History, Time Attitudes displayed Curiosity – (Being curious about the past and how life has changed over time) Respect – (Respecting themselves and others histories) Learner Profile attributes developed 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!