Ancient superhighways

In this lesson, students compare physical networks (wired and wireless) to the ancient network related to First Nations Peoples’ trading practices throughout history, including trade routes.

Additional details

Year band(s) 7-8, 9-10
Content type Lesson ideas
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Digital systems
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Investigate how data is transmitted and secured in wired and wireless networks including the internet


Investigate how hardware and software manage, control and secure access to data in networked digital systems

Keywords First Nations trade routes, computer networks, cyber threats, trading, Country/Place, interactive map, ancient superhighway
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs HASS, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures



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