[Episode 13 | 1888 : Victoria]
Victoria and her siblings are playing 'blind man's bluff' at the tree. She finds a marble which is claimed by her neighbour, Alexandra Owen, who lives in the big house. Victoria's family is building a new house but that is no match for Alexandra's family who have lived in this place for a long time.
The Australian Curriculum: History aims to ensure that students develop:
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In 1888, games played by children were different to those played today. Toys were handcrafted and many were homemade. Families that relied on a meagre income didn't spend on lavish toys. Children played many imaginary and 'made up' games outdoors.
Victoria and her siblings enjoy playing together under the Moreton Bay fig tree. Although their resources are limited, they invent games and enjoy each other's company.
Create a comparative table with traditional games on one side and contemporary games on the other. Discuss with the class the differences between traditional and modern games played by children.
The concept that traditional games have a place in history and in our daily lives can be explored through a series of questions. Ask students to research the origins and rules of three traditional games.
The concept that modern games have a place in our daily lives can be explored through open-ended questions to help generate answers from students in groups.
Student Activity Sheet H13.3: Contemporary games
Student Activity Sheet H13.4: Finding things in common