See Uluru-Kata Tjuta through Anangu eyes, learn from our land and from us, the oldest living culture on earth. Uluru is so much more than a rock. It's a living place.
|Scooped by Laura Kneller|
Australia offers some of the most amazing natural phenomenons in the world. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is renown for its natural wonders and cultural significance. UNESCO describes it as both a cultural and natural heritage site (UESCO., 2014). Thus, the national park, formerly known as Uluru National Park, is a great case study because in order to recognise its importance as a heritage site, the cultural traditions of aboriginal people need to be explored. This makes for a deep leaning experience in a whole range of subject areas.
The government website is a rich resource into the environment, aboriginal beliefs and modern history of the park. Through quality pictures, videos and information the parks landscapes, seasons, plants and animals are explored as well as, aboriginal stories, rock art and bush foods. Links to information on the first European to see Uluru, the joint management project, when it became world heritage site and information on its touristic aspects are also provided.
There are many different technological features on the site including maps, apps and audio tours. The audio tours in particular would be useful in combining a listening task and giving a different sensory experience to a lesson. An art task could also link in nicely with this topic, the colours and forms of the Australian landscapes and aboriginal paintings would be very aesthetically appropriate to create artistic works.
UESCO (2014). Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Retrieved April 13, 2014 from http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/447