I have been thinking about our local area and have started exploring images from the past and images from now. Below are two pictures from Sawyers Valley. These can be used as primary evidence to initiate discussion in the classroom. I love the photo taken in circa1927 and the tavern is a well known building in the area as it is in the centre of the town.
6. Sources - Were did these photos come from? Are they primary or secondary souces?
7. Contestability - Is there a reason to contest the validitiy of these photos and why they were taken? (This is a very senior primary concept)
A local area study can be a great starting point when exploring History in any year level. So start searching for local history photos to explore History with your class.
Year 2/3 Level 3 Teacher