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History (On-site): Australia's Indigenous Living History

History (On-site): Australia's Indigenous Living History

Program Location: Red Hill Environmental Education Centre 


Recommended for Year 4 students. 

This unit enables students to explore and experience aspects of Australia’s Indigenous culture with a focus on our local Wiradjuri Country and its peoples. Students visit Ngangirra, Red Hill EECs culturally safe Aboriginal Learning Centre and are able to immerse themselves in country, exploring the beautiful landscape surrounding them. 

YINDYAMARRA – do something slowly, to respect, to be gentle, to be polite, to honour, take responsibility

History/PDHPE Outcomes

  • HT2-1 Identifies celebrations and commemorations of significances in
  •  Australia and the world 
  • HT2-2 Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time 
  • HT2-5 Applies Skills of historical inquiry and communication 
  • PD2-3 Explains how empathy, inclusion and respect can positively influence relationships

Key inquiry question/s

  • Who lived here first and how do we know?
  • How has our community changed? What features have been lost and what features have been retained?
  • How and why do people choose to remember significant events of the past?
  • Why are empathy, inclusion and respect important in our relationships?

Key syllabus outcomes

  • The importance of Country and Place to Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait  Islander peoples who belong to the local area. (ACHHK060)
  • The diversity and longevity of Australia’s first peoples and the ways Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are connected to Country and Place. (ACHHK077)
  • The nature of contact between Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islander and others. (ACHHK080) 
  • Describe and practise ways respect, empathy and valuing diversity can positively influence respectful relationships (ACPPS037)
  • Describe behaviours that show empathy and respect for the rights of others
  • Investigate Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and other peoples’cultures and cultural heritages to respect and value diversity (ACPPS042)
  • Explore local Aboriginal cultures and cultural heritages and propose ways to show respect and value diversity in the community
  • Investigate ways different cultures celebrate important events and develop a sense of belonging in their community