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Year 1 and 2: Connect with heritage

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Connect with Heritage is a full-day Education Program at Brisbane’s Newstead House. This unique program offers a selection of hands-on learning experiences inspiring students to connect with heritage at this significant site on the Brisbane River.

Upon arrival at Newstead House, Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre (MBEEC) teachers set the scene and ignite student curiosity. Students are presented with a story about the first European family to build a house in Queensland. Students are invited to become History Detectives as they follow the footsteps of the Leslie family to discover how the lives of Colonial Queenslanders are similar and different to their own in the present day. Students explore the grounds of Newstead House to appreciate how the land has changed over time, impacting on local Aboriginal peoples’ culture and traditions.

A suite of educational experiences and activities are designed to inspire students to compare Brisbane in the 1840’s to Brisbane today. Young Queenslanders step back in time and reflect on life in Colonial Brisbane Town immersed in activities including ‘Wash Day Wonders’, ‘Games on the Green’, ‘Kate’s Garden’ and ‘Mrs Fletchers Kitchen’. The program concludes with a self-guided exploration of Newstead House and justification of why the house is a significant site and should be preserved.

Curriculum intent 

Humanities and Social Sciences - Year 1 

Inquiry and Skills

Questioning

  • Pose questions about past and present objects, people, places and events (ACHASSI018)

Researching

  • Collect data and information from observations and identify information and data from sources provided (ACHASSI019)
  • Sort and record information and data, including location, in tables and on plans and labelled maps (ACHASSI020)

Analysing

  • Compare objects from the past with those from the present and consider how places have changed over time (ACHASSI023)

Evaluating and reflecting

  • Reflect on learning to propose how to care for places and sites that are important or significant (ACHASSI026)

Humanities and Social Sciences - Year 2

Inquiry and Skills

Questioning

  • Pose questions about past and present objects, people, places and events (ACHASSI034)

Researching

  • Collect data and information from observations and identify information and data from sources provided (ACHASSI035)

Analysing

  • Compare objects from the past with those from the present and consider how places have changed over time (ACHASSI039)

Evaluating and reflecting

  • Reflect on learning to propose how to care for places and sites that are important or significant (ACHASSI042)

Knowledge and Understanding

History

  • The history of a significant person, building, site and/or part of the natural environment in the local community and what it reveals about the past (ACHASSK044)
  • The importance today of a historical site of cultural or spiritual significance in the local area, and why it should be preserved (ACHASSK045)
  • How changing technology affected people’s lives (at home and in the ways they worked, travelled, communicated and played in the past) (ACHASSK046)

Geography

  • The ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples maintain special connections to particular Country/Place (ACHASSK049)

General Capabilities:

Critical and creative thinking – identify and clarify information and ideas and organise and process information

Personal and social capability – appreciate diverse perspectives

Numeracy – interpret maps and diagrams

C2C:

HASS Year 1 Unit 1 ‘My changing life’ and Unit 2 ‘My changing world’

HASS Year 2 Unit 1 and 2 ‘Present connections to places’ and ‘Impacts of technology over time’

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Last reviewed 21 December 2018
Last updated 21 December 2018