THE BURRUP PENINSULA
YEAR 7: THE ANCIENT WORLD
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
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Teaching Aboriginal History - Values and Sensitivities
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