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ACARA Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Content description ACHHK045

Humanities and Social Sciences / History / Year 2 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / The Past in the Present
Content description
The importance today of an historical site of cultural or spiritual significance; for example, a community building, a landmark, a war memorial
  1. discussing why a particular site has heritage significance/cultural value for present generations (for example it provides a record of a significant historical event, has aesthetic value, reflects the community’s identity)
  2. identifying, in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and visiting (where appropriate) local sites, places and landscapes of significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (for example engraving sites, rock paintings, natural sites or features such as the Birragai rock shelter, creeks or mountains)
  3. identifying and designing a local historical tour of a site (for example one related to a particular cultural group)
Cross-curriculum priorities
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
    Asia and Australia´s engagement with Asia
General capabilities
  • Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability
  • Intercultural understanding