Your community

Develop your students’ historical skills by researching evidence of change over time in your local community. Use the National Library of Australia’s Trove website with your students to identify pictures of your community/region/town/city over time. Ask your students to create a timeline that identifies evidence of change and continuity in different categories; for example, built environment, entertainment, daily life, transport.


Brainstorm with your students the characteristics (e.g. people, places, plants, animals, natural features) that are common to your area. Challenge students to design a symbol (e.g. flag, statue, emblem) for your community that reflects its past and present.