Come to the Party is an incursion program designed to support the ES1/S1 History syllabus in the topics Personal and family histories and Past and present family life. Students will participate in story telling and birthday party activities that focus on three different periods in time: the present, the 1960s and 1880’s. Old fashioned craft activities and traditional and contemporary games will be used to link the past and the present and show continuity and change by encouraging interaction, empathy and participation from students.
Key inquiry question
How has family life changed or remained the same over time?
How can we show that the present indifferent from or similar to the past?
Key syllabus outcomes
communicates an understanding of change and continuity in family life using appropriate historical terms
demonstrates skills of historical inquiry and communication
Integrating the ‘Sustainability’ Cross Curriculum Priority is a feature of the program.
distinguishing between the past, present and future
identify and compare features of objects from the past and present
recognise difference and similarities between individuals and families in the past and present
Previsit and follow up resources
Successful excursions have direct links to current classroom learning. Pre-visit activities carried out prior to the excursion will help students better understand their excursion content and provide connectedness and relevance to classroom learning.