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Kindergarten  |  Grandma Gerty & Grandpa George

Session outline
Grandma Gerty is feeling poorly and needs your help to run errands and do her shopping. Or, students can help Grandpa George find his tools on the diggings.

Classroom resources
Sovereign Hill Learning Resources includes activities, videos, poems, and stories.

Victorian curriculum connections

From Foundation to Level 2, students study personal, family and local history. Students learn about their own history and that of their family, including stories from different cultures and other parts of the world. As participants in their own history, students develop their knowledge and understanding of how the past is different from the present. Students also learn about continuity and change in family life by comparing the present with the past. They begin to explore the links, and the changes that occur, over time. Students explore, recognise and appreciate the history of their local area by examining remains of the past and considering why they should be preserved.

Relevant key questions:

  • How has family life changed or remained the same over time?
  • What remains of the past are important to the local community? Why?
  • How have changes in technology shaped our daily life?

Personal and Social Capability
Social Awareness and Management: Practice the skills required to include others and make friends with peers, teachers and other adults.

Early Years Learning and Development Outcomes

Identity; Children develop knowledgeable and confident self-identities. This is evident, for example, when children:

  • Develop their social and cultural heritage through engagement with Elders and community members

Community; Children respond to diversity with respect. This is evident, for example, when children:

  • Begin to show concern for others
  • Explore the diversity of culture, heritage, background and tradition and that diversity presents opportunities for choices and new understandings
  • Become aware of connections, similarities and differences between people
  • Listen to others’ ideas and respect different ways of being and doing
  • Notice and react in positive ways to similarities and differences among people.

Learning; Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity. This is evident, for example, when children:

  • Express wonder and interest in their environments
  • Participate in a variety of rich and meaningful inquiry-based experiences

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