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The importance today of a historical site of cultural or spiritual significance in the local area, and why it should be preserved

Elaborations

  • discussing why a particular site has heritage significance/cultural value for present generations (for example, it provides a record of a significant historical event, has aesthetic value, reflects the community’s identity) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • identifying, in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and visiting (where appropriate) local sites, places and landscapes of significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (for example, engraving sites, rock paintings, natural sites or features such as the Birrigai rock shelter, creeks or mountains) (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Intercultural Understanding)
  • identifying and designing a local historical tour of a building or site (for example, one related to a particular cultural group) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)

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