The LEARN ABOUT WOOL resources provide an ideal opportunity for Year 2 students in wool-producing regions (now or in the past) to investigate the history of a significant person, building or site in their local community.
The following curriculum-based resource packages include a variety of interactive resources, including downloadable PDF factsheets, websites and age-appropriate video clips.
These resources have been compiled to help teachers use the Australian wool industry to teach Year 2 History in an engaging and educational way that meets the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.
Wool — a proud heritage
Strand: Historical Knowledge and Understanding
Substrand: The past in the present
Content code: ACHHK044
Content description: The history of a significant person, building, site or part of the natural environment in the local community and what it reveals about the past.
The following package of resources uses the Australian wool industry to help you meet the requirements of the Year 2 History curriculum.
Teachers in areas where wool production has been carried out for many generations can use the following package of AWI resources to help students: identify and list the people and places promoted as being of historic interest in their local community (ACHHK044), suggest reasons for the location of a local landmark before searching for resources that provide an explanation (ACHHK044), investigate the history of a chosen person, building, site or landmark in the local community and relate a story which these reveal about the past (ACHHK044).
Click on an image below to view the relevant resource. All PDFs can be saved for use in the classroom; either on individual computers, laptops and tablets or smartboards, or they can be reproduced as hard-copy handouts.
Learn About Wool kit