As with all things, changes are inevitable and the Australian Curriculum (ACARA) is no different. As I updated my Year 1 HASS packs to make them more tightly aligned to the ACARA elaborations, I was surprised to see some new elaborations have been inserted into the curriculum. It can be difficult to keep up with the changes to version 8.3 however, rest assured I have done the hard work for you!
What's new with the HASS Year 1 Packs?
Throughout the new packs there is a tighter alignment to ACARA elaborations, with the index at the front of the pack showing you which activities, slides and posters align with which elaboration. In addition, each elaboration has been clearly marked on each page inside the pack. This way you can plan your unit of work to suit your needs dependant on the number of weeks in your term or if you are a mixed level class.
In addition, each worksheet has been differentiated for you as cut & paste, recording or a written response. This makes it easy for you to differentiate the materials within your class for non-writers, learning disabilities or EAL/D to meet achievement standards.
The new Year 1 HASS ACARA elaborations are as follows (see pictures):
Some of these 'new' elaborations are variations on old versions and some are similar to other subject elaborations. The overall feel of version 8.3 seems to be an increase in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander themes and a merging of subject themes such as recycling (also found in Design Technologies for Year 1). Personally, I like the move back to an integrated curriculum as it allows room for project based work in the classroom across disciplines.
Specifically, some of the new features in the HASS Year 1 packs are:
More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander themed materials.
Click here to watch a video of how the new QR codes work in the updated packs.
Comparing weather from different places activities with matching teacher notes.
Exploring waterways, recycling and rearranging places.
What have people said about these packs?
Year 1 History Pack buyers have said...
August 5, 2017
So great that Australian teachers are producing resources that support our curriculum. I found your Geography pack very useful and this one looks like the same great quality. I am looking forward to using it.
March 18, 2017
Great for my Year 1, especially for differentiation.
February 5, 2017
This is one of the best units that I have seen. I love the photos. You have made it so easy...thank you.
September 20, 2017
Everything I need to cover the entire curriculum. Thank you.
Year 1 Geography Pack buyers have said...
August 8, 2017
Thank you - Love the new update with the QR codes!
September 21, 2017
Lovely posters! They look so great in my classroom - thank you!
September 16, 2017
This was a fabulous unit for the Year 1's and was great help in getting them ready for their upcoming assessment.
July 30, 2017
You've sorted out the whole term's worth of Geography! Wish I had found this in week 1! Love it! Thank you!
July 10, 2017
Excellent resource - really cute graphics and comprehensive in terms of content.
You can also find both of these packs in the Year 1 HASS Bundle with some cute brag tags and learning goals sheets to match!
If you have already purchased these packs, just click the links above and re-download the new copy for free! This update has also been applied to the HASS Mega Bundle so update yours now!