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Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors? Teaching Toolkit Study Guide

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Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors? explores familiar historic periods and events through the eyes of children who lived through them. Each episode reveals an incredible true story of a resilient and courageous child from the past, and challenges modern-day children to emulate their experiences. Through these participants’ firsthand experiences, students see what their lives would have been like in a different era.

The Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors? Teaching Toolkit is a History resource for Foundation to Year 6 teachers and students. Episodes and suggested learning tasks relate to the key understandings and inquiry skills outlined in the History sub-strand of the F-6/7 Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum.

Hands-on tasks suggested in the ‘Do try this at home’ sections will encourage discussions about the past between children, their parents and other family members. These tasks will further connections between school and home and encourage families to engage with the history of their local area.

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