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footprints carved into rock on the Burrup Peninsula

ANCIENT AUSTRALIA: Lake Mungo, Rock Art and Cave Painting, the Burrup Peninsula

The Burrup Peninsula in the north west of Western Australia (the Pilbara) is a unique landscape in terms of its geology, its significance to the Aboriginal groups of the region, its Rock Art and its changing landscape.

This course is written to suit the guidelines of the Australian Curriculum: History. It uses Inquiry based learning to teach Historical Skills, through Knowledge and Understandings.

Through a study of the region, students will develop historical understanding of evidence, continuity and change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy, significance and contestability.
Students will explore the national heritage values of the region and its relationship to industrial development.

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Reference Material

Teaching Aboriginal History - Values and Sensitivities

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