The importance of protecting local Indigenous heritage

Primary KLAs:
Creative and Practical Arts, Human Society and its Environment
Educational levels:
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


Investigating our ancient Aboriginal past

© State of New South Wales, Department of Education.

Students research the history of The Hills Shire Darug tribe in the importance of Indigenous sites in the area and Indigenous names associated with the North West region of Sydney. Students gain an understanding of local Indigenous groups’ connection to North West region communities through individual Indigenous inspired artwork. Students then look at the Sydney Metro Northwest Indigenous Heritage Chapter of the Sydney Metro Northwest Environmental Impact Statement 2, explore the importance of protecting Indigenous heritage and how Sydney Metro Northwest is achieving this. 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

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

(GE2-3) examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments

(GE2-4) acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

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

(HT2-4) describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia

(HT2-5) applies skills of historical inquiry and communication

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Aboriginal peoples, Aboriginal art, Aboriginal history
Analysis, Comprehension activity, Critical thinking activity, Practical activity, Research project
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Resource ID: 813ac712-71c9-426a-861e-9538d6a749d1