In this Year 2 unit, students investigate a local person or place and their importance, addressing aspects of the HASS Australian Curriculum.
✩ It is a 9-less unit (designed to be taught over a term) that contains all lesson resources including worksheets and posters.
✩ This HASS unit also contains an editable PowerPoint presentation that can be displayed during each lesson. It includes the learning intentions/success criteria, key discussion points, worksheets and display resources. This makes teaching every lesson even easier if your classroom has a T.V or Smartboard.
✩ The editable planner includes relevant Australian Curriculum links.
✩ The lessons are kept simple and succinct, five to six steps each, to help you save time. The clear instructions highlight the key points, allowing you to focus on the students and make the most of the learning opportunities.
✩ Mrs Amy123 is known for its fun and engaging lessons that involve a wide range of cooperative learning strategies. This means that some lessons will not feature worksheets, though many will.
✩ This unit also includes a grading guide that shows what each grade (A-E) would look like based on two activities from the unit. This document is also linked to the Achievement Standard for Year 2 HASS.
✩ Please note some of the lessons in this unit requires you to get photos and information on a local important man-made and natural place as well as a significant person. You also need a map of your local community. All other resources needed are included.
♦ Editable planner (6 pages)
♦ Worksheets and Resources (including answer keys) (15 pages)
♦ Editable PowerPoint Presentation (74 pages)
♦ Editable Grading Guide (1 page)
♦ Editable learning intentions and success criteria
Version 8.4 Outcomes covered:
A local individual, group, place or building and the reasons for their importance, including social, cultural or spiritual significance (AC9HS2K01)
Questioning and research: Develop questions about objects, people, places and events in the past and present (AC9HS2S01)
Collect, sort and record information and data from observations and from provided sources, including unscaled timelines and labelled maps or models (AC9HS2S02)
Interpreting, analysing and evaluating: Interpret information and data from observations and provided sources, including the comparison of objects from the past and present (AC9HS2S03)
Discuss perspectives related to objects, people, places and events (AC9HS2S04)
Concluding and decision-making: Draw conclusions and make proposals (AC9HS2S05)
Communicating: Develop narratives and share observations, using sources and subject-specific terms (AC9HS2S06)
Version 8.4 Outcomes covered:
Geography: The ways in which Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Peoples maintain special connections to particular Country/Place (ACHASS049)
The influence of purpose, distance and accessibility on the frequency with which people visit places (ACHASSK051)
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 significant in the local area, and why it should be preserved (ACHASSK045)
Inquiry Skills: ACHASSI034, ACHASSI035, ACHASSI036, ACHASSI038, ACHASSI039, ACHASSI040, ACHASSI041, ACHASSI042 and ACHASSI043
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I have a confession. History has to be my least favourite subject to teach....that was until I purchased this unit. My students loved the activities in this unit and were very engaged with the learning. My students were always asking are we doing History today?? The lessons are sequential building on their prior knowledge without going over the same material. Highly recommend this unit to everyone teaching year 2!!