Who lived here first and how do we know?

Primary KLA:
Human Society and its Environment
Educational levels:
Year 3, Year 4


Investigating our ancient Aboriginal past

© State of New South Wales, Department of Education.

In this lesson students explore the importance of country and place to Aboriginal people, with a focus on the Darug proper of the North West Sydney region. Students examine a range of evidence about the Darug to help answer the questions ‘Who lived here first?’ and ‘How do we know?’. Sydney Metro’s education program allows teachers to use major infrastructure projects as a real life teaching tool for years K to 10. This resource aims to support students along the Sydney Metro alignment to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(HT2-2) describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time

(GE2-1) examines features and characteristics of places and environments

(GE2-2) describes the ways people, places and environments interact

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Aboriginal peoples, Aboriginal history
Brainstorming, Comprehension activity, Critical thinking activity, Listening activity
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Resource ID: 04c85b75-57f4-4bdf-b5b1-7407e426eaa7