Then and NowTitle: Then and Now
978 1 74148 656 8
Change and Continuity
Middle Primary A/Set 3
Levels 24–25


Description: Meet the Favretto family, who migrated from Italy over 50 years ago. There is Jade who is eight, and her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Let them tell you about their lives together and the similarities and differences between then and now.

Key concepts

  • Our community is made up of diverse cultural groups. These cultural groups have made significant contributions to our society that have an impact on many aspects of our daily life.
  • Emigrating is leaving a country to live somewhere else and immigrating is arriving in a new country to live.

Curriculum links:
Study of society

Text types in this book

  • Recount
  • Procedure

Text features of this book

Text tools

  • Headings
  • Table of contents
  • Index
  • Specialised vocabulary
  • Labels
  • Captions
  • Speech bubbles
  • Glossary of Italian words

Text boxes

  • Think about…
  • Did you know?
  • Thinking like a historian

Visual tools

  • Timeline
  • Photographs

Reading and thinking strategies

  • Accessing prior knowledge
  • Posing and answering questions
  • Recognising what has changed over time
  • Discussing differences between each generation and the children’s own experiences
  • Understanding the directional language of photograph labels: above, left, right, far left, top, clockwise and so on
  • Identifying first person pronouns: I, we, my, our


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