Ancient Australia

A 40-hour Ancient History program and assessment task, to support you when teaching aspects from the ‘Investigating Ancient History’ strand within the Case Study ‘Ancient Australia’.

Unit description

This is an example of a combined program that attempts to teach aspects from ‘Investigating Ancient History’ within the Case Study ‘Ancient Australia’.

The three specific sections from the introductory section of the syllabus that are the most relevant are:

  • The Investigation of Ancient Sites and Sources
  • Preservation, Conservation and/or Reconstruction of Ancient Sites and Sources
  • The Treatment and Display of Human Remains

Focus questions

What does the investigation of relevant sites and sources reveal about Ancient Australia?


Students will select an Australian archaeological site that highlights the longevity of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Ancient History Stage 6 Syllabus (2017) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2017

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