Australian Curriculum Categories

ACHGK041

Economic, cultural, spiritual and aesthetic value of water for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and peoples of the Asia region

Elaborations

  • examining and comparing places in Australia and countries of the Asia region that have economies and communities based on irrigation (for example, rice production in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area in NSW and the Mekong Delta in Vietnam) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • exploring the multilayered meanings (material, cultural and spiritual wellbeing) associated with rivers, waterways, waterholes, seas, lakes, soaks and springs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • examining bays, rivers, waterfalls or lakes in Australia and in countries of the Asia region that have been listed as either World Heritage sites or national parks for their aesthetic and cultural value (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • investigating the spiritual significance of water in an Asian culture (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)

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