Students compare the ancient findings of Aboriginal life at Lake Mungo and findings from the Roman period with our own lives. The focus is on the volume of waste each period generated.
- understand that the remains from past periods provide clues about how people lived
- understand that Archaeological sites are extremely valuable and must always be managed and protected.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian curriculum content descriptions:
- Year 7 History: The importance of conserving the remains of the ancient past, including the heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. (ACDSEH148)
Additional Cross-curriculum priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures OI.5
- Computers or tables
- Paper for taking notes
Lake Mungo: Detailed information and curriculum is available here.
Assumed prior learning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have occupied Australia for at least 50,000 years. They have a very rich culture. When referencing The Romans, it refers to a period in Europe’s history around 2000 years ago.
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- critical thinking
- cultural understanding
Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week started in 1996 to bring a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling. This highly regarded annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behaviour change by promoting kerbside, industrial and community recycling initiative. It also gives people the tools to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work and school. In partnership with Planet Ark, we have developed lessons from early learning through to year 10 to help educators bring these important topics into the classroom.
National Recycling Week is held in the second week of November each year but you can recycle all year-round with these lessons which were designed to be used at any time. Click here to find out more about National Recycling Week and the Schools Recycle Right Challenge.