Outcomes: HT2-1, HT2-2, HT2-4, HT2-5
Integrates with: Science and Geography
Before coming to the Zoo identify the Aboriginal people from your local area and the language they spoke. Research the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait nations throughout Australia and the similarities and differences.
At the Zoo
Explore Taronga’s homage to the traditional owners of this site through the Wiradjuri interpretation within the Zoo.
Outcomes: HTE-1, HT1-1 HT1-2, HT1-4,
Integrates with: Science
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders have lived in Australia for thousands of years; discuss Aboriginal words from the local area and how some of our animals and suburbs and their Aboriginal meanings.
- There are many Aboriginal languages spoken throughout Australia. Look at the Aboriginal Language map on ABC online -and discuss all of the various languages. Discuss the local language of your local area.