Awabakal Environmental Education Centre

Discover - Investigate - Learn

Telephone02 4944 8233

Emailawabakal-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

History - The past in the present

Stage 1

Students investigate key inquiry questions to learn about the past in the local area.

  • A short walk through Awabakal Nature Reserve, where students discuss the significance of a nature reserve and the importance of preserving it.
  • Students perform an ‘archaeological dig' to investigate what remains of the past have been found in the local area and what they tell us. 
  • Students investigate how shelters and houses have changed over time and construct a shelter from the past or the present.
  • Students learn about the mining history of Dudley and participate in a senses activity where students imagine they are in a mine. 
  • Students learn about tools used by Awabakal Aboriginal people and explore changes in technology over time.

For further information on curriculum links, program and excursion information open the program overview or contact us.