These activities aim to facilitate a shared understanding of the themes and concepts relevant to Year 3 History. They provide a context for students before they explore related sources from the Treasures Gallery.

What is a community?

Challenge students to think about what a community is. Create a Y-chart and use the Looks like ..., Sounds like ..., Feels like ... strategy to brainstorm the many meanings of community.

Local communities

Ask students to identify and list the different communities they belong to (e.g. sporting, religious, school). Then ask students to list the many different communities within their local area (e.g. cultural, arts, volunteer).

My Place

Use Nadia Wheatley’s book, My Place, to focus students’ attention on change and continuity in your local community.