North West Sydney has an ancient history

Secondary KLA:
Human Society and its Environment
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8


Investigating our ancient Aboriginal past

© State of New South Wales, Department of Education.

Students examine the diverse roles that historians and archaeologists play in investigating our ancient Aboriginal past. Coverage focuses on several key Aboriginal sites and then narrows to examine recent archaeological finds in Sydney’s North West and what they reveal about the nature and longevity of Aboriginal occupation of the region. 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

(HT4-1) describes the nature of history and archaeology and explains their contribution to an understanding of the past

(HT4-6) uses evidence from sources to support historical narratives and explanations

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Aboriginal peoples, Aboriginal history
Analysis, Collaborative Internet project, Critical thinking activity, Data manipulation and interpretation, Research project
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Resource ID: 0c96b90d-7d68-42f3-859d-922efe618186