Students explore the meaning of the word heritage and how it is valued in various cultures.
Introduce the term heritage.
Australia's heritage is 'all the things that make up Australia's identity – our spirit and ingenuity, our historic buildings, and our unique, living landscapes. Our heritage is a legacy from our past, a living, integral part of life today, and the stories and places we pass on to future generations.'
Watch the video Sonny Seacombe – Jardwadjali Man
- What does Sonny value that was passed onto him from his parents and grandparents?
- How important is culture to Sonny?
- How important is identity to Sonny?
- Why are land and locations important to particular people and cultures?
- Why is it important that family stories are passed on from one generation to another?
Consider your family's heritage, culture and special places. In preparation of creating a video about your identity, culture and heritage, you'll need to devise some questions to ask your parents, grandparents or family members.
Create a list of five questions for two or more family members to find out more about your cultural heritage. Questions may include:
- Is there an item or place that is special for our family?
- What is a story that was passed on to you that our family should value?
- What celebrations are historically important to our family?
- How is cultural heritage important to you?
- What elements of your culture do you most strongly value?
Prepare a script for your video. Then, using a digital device or camera, have a friend film you while you talk about your identity and cultural heritage.
Edit your video using a tool such as Movie Maker or iMovie.
Present your video to your class.