* The following Student activities are designed to be open-ended and adaptable for Grades 2 upwards
* Each activity is transferable to any of the occupation video clips.
* Activities can be completed individually, in pairs or small working groups.
Watch the video clips below.
Then vs Now
List the equipment and tools used then for the occupation and now for the comparative occupation. Are there any tools that are still the same?
When I grow up…
What occupation do you want do in your working future?
What do you think the equivalent was to this job in the past?
How has this role changed?
Select one of the occupations introduced. Now imagine it is the year 2100 and you need to create a third film representing that occupation. How do you think the role would have changed from now to then?
Suggestions to record your ideas: draw, label and explain, film, create a storyboard or write.
Extension: With changes in society over time and the advancements in technology some jobs are no longer required? For example: Street-lamp lighters. Can you find a job that is no longer required? What year in the past could you have worked in this occupation? Why do you think this type of work ceased? What type of work was involved?
What kind of jobs do you think will no longer be required in the future? Why?
Student Resource: An additional student resource can be found on Splash
|Level 2 History:|
Historical Concept and skills
|Historical Sources as evidence|
Identify perspectives about changes to daily life from people in the past or present (VCHHC055)
|Continuity and Change|
Identify examples of continuity and change in family life and in the local area by comparing past and present (VCHHC056)
Identify the significance of a person and/or place in the local community (VCHHC057)
How the present, past and future are signified by terms indicating and describing time (VCHHK060)
The history of a significant person, building, site or part of the natural environment in the local community and what it reveals about the past (VCHHK063)
|The effect of changing technology on people’s lives and their perspectives on the significance of that change (VCHHK065)|
Victorian Curriculum links
|Level 3 & 4 History:|
History Concept and Skills
Describe perspectives of people from the past (VCHHC068)
A significant example of change and a significant example of continuity over time in the local community, region or state/territory (VCHHK073)
|Level 3 & 4 Critical and Creative Thinking|
|Compare and contrast information and ideas in own and others reasoning (VCCCTR005)|
|Level 2 Mathematics|
Statistics and Probability
|Data representation and Interpretation|
Create displays of data using lists, table and picture graphs and interpret them (VCMSP128)
|Level 2 English|
Create events and characters using different media that develop key events and characters from literary texts (VCELT228)
|Level 3 & 4 English|
|Responding to literature|
|Create events and characters using different media that develop key events and characters from literary texts (VCELT228)|
|Create imaginative texts based on characters, settings and events from students’ own and other cultures including through the use of visual features(VCELT264)|