Teacher support materials

This unit of work on children's toys and games uses the digital resources listed below.

These resources focus on key questions identified at Foundation to Year 2 levels of the Australian Curriculum:

  • How can stories of the past be told and shared?
  • How can we show that the present is different from or similar to the past?
  • How do we describe the sequence of time?
  • What aspects of the past can you see today? What do they tell us?
  • How have changes in technology shaped our daily life?

Plastic knucklebones with their box

Australian Toys activities

Suggested activities including sorting, timeline and language activities using 11 images provided in Australian Toys, the student resource, are explained.

These resources provide opportunities for children to pose questions about the past and develop their understanding of the key historical concepts of change and continuity by making comparisons of toys that children have played with over time.

The interactive nature of these resources facilitates inquiries where students explore points of view and communicate their understandings. Students bring their own expertise about toys and games to analyse toys from the past.

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