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My Place is an ABC3 television series based on the children's picture book of the same name by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins.
It tells the story of one location in Sydney over a period of 240 years, providing rich material for the outcomes related to CCS2.2 ‘Time and Change’ in the HSIE syllabus.
The series begins in 2008, and stretches back past 1788 to ‘Before Time’. It features 26 children, all linked to the one place by a fig tree, and each with a story to tell.
From the website: ‘It's a rare view, through a child's eye, of the history of Australia.’
Trailer for Series 1:
The stories are told in 26 half-hour episodes and supported by an interactive website, which features excellent and comprehensive teaching resources with links to timelines, worksheets, activities and images.
Themes that are particularly relevant to CCS2.2 in the Stage 2 HSIE syllabus include the following:
- Customs and traditions
- Indigenous perspectives
Topic: Islamic migrants in Australia
- Episode 2 – 1998: Mohammed
- Activities outlined on the resource sheet, which are aligned to history outcomes. These activities incorporate introduction, discovery and reflection phases, and are complemented by a list of aligned resources.
Activity 4: Culture clash
Activity 5: Fasting
Activity sheet H2.4: ‘Ramadan facts’ and H2.5 ‘Fasting during Ramadan’