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Information and tools for heritage education

Australia's heritage is our national cultural inheritance. It is the most valued places which we wish to protect and conserve for future generations. Heritage education is one of the most important mechanisms available to share the heritage message. Heritage organisation and agencies across Australia have developed resources for teachers (including lesson plans), students, researchers and the community to learn about and engage with heritage.

Australian Government

Cover of Australia's World Heritage Place FactsheetAn interactive education program featuring Australia's World Heritage Places has been developed for students in years 5 - 10 which focuses on World Heritage values and Australia's 17 World Heritage places. The aim of this program is to inspire students to explore our unique World Heritage listed places and develop an appreciation of heritage values. An understanding of heritage places in Australia and their significance in the world will encourage young people to appreciate them and help preserve them for future generations.

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Cover of Australia's National HeritageThe aim of this publication is to provide a glimpse of the places in the National Heritage List and explain why they were listed. The guide illustrates the great diversity of outstanding heritage places within Australia.

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Tasmania

Cover of "Reading photos and objects" available from Heritage TasmaniaHeritage Tasmania provides 6 study aids, 11 lesson ideas and other useful Australian and international links.

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New South Wales

"Teaching Heritage" websiteThis guide contains information to help individuals, community groups and local governments working locally to identify, conserve and protect heritage places.

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South Australia

South Australia has a list of links to resources on Heritage Education and Research Aids and General Educational resources.

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Western Australia

Western Australia provides information on seminars, library services and other resources on the Heritage Western Australia website.

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Victoria

Victoria provides information about formal and informal educational opportunities for the professional, layperson and students of all ages on the Heritage Victoria website.

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ACT Government

Cover of "Historical context" lesson plan available from the ACT GovernmentLesson Plans as part of the Heritage in Schools project are available for download at the ACT Government website.

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