This program has been developed by traditional D’harawal Knowledge Keeper Shannon Foster and is designed to engage the students as they journey through the environments utilised by Aboriginal people up to 20,000 years ago.
Learn about connection to Country, the natural indicators of Sydney’s six season calendar, life as a saltwater, bitterwater and sweetwater person and the role of Dreaming.
Your students will:
- go walkabout through the mangroves and follow the Rainbow Serpent Dreaming
- make their own string as the aboriginal people did for fishing, boomerangs for hunting
- play traditional Aboriginal games
- discover how plants were used for food, medicine, shelter and other resources in the dry forest
(H2) Learning Outcomes
- Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time (HT2-2)
- Shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities (ST2-1VA)
- Demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures (ST2-2VA)
- Investigates their questions and predications by analysing collected data, suggesting explanations for their findings, and communicating and reflecting on the process undertaken (ST2-4WS)
- Describes that living things have lifecycles, can be distinguished from non-living and grouped, based on their observable features (ST2-10LW)
- Science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the environment and living things (ST2-11LW)
- Examines features and characteristics of places and environments (GE2-1)
- Describes the ways people, places and environments interact (GE2-2)
- Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments (GE2-3)
- Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry (GE2-4)
(H2) Curriculum Links
Download our 2020 brochure
- Science – Living World Strand
- HSIE Syllabus – State & National Parks, Our Australia
- Primary Science Connections – Feathers, Fur or Leaves, Beneath our Feet, Friend or Foe, Plants in Action, Cycles in our World Mini Worlds
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