Representation of Cross-curriculum priorities
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures is addressed in this subject through the investigation of sites of significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and the preservation and conservation of those sites. Students develop skills to engage with relevant issues, and the subject includes the ethical concerns associated with the treatment and display of physical and human remains.
Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia includes study of India and China in the ancient period through the study of physical remains, the nature of those sources, and the beliefs and practices of Chinese society. The subject also includes the role of individuals in society, and key developments in particular historical periods to develop an understanding of India and China in ancient times.
Sustainability provides opportunities to study of the use of technology in ancient times to access resources and control the environment.