Geography - People Live in Places
This excursion provides an opportunity for students from the local area to examine a special place near where they live. Following the geographical inquiry process they investigate what makes a place special and how they can care for special places.
Key syllabus outcomes
- Students identify places and develop an understanding of the importance of places to people (GEe-1)
- Students communicate geographical information and use geographical tools (GEe-2)
Key inquiry questions
- What are places like?
- What makes a place special?
- How can we look after places we live in?
- What makes the Royal National Park/Bungoona Path special?
- How can we care for the Royal National Park/Bungoona Path?
- investigate the importance of places they live in and belong to, for example: (ACHGK002, ACHGK004)
- identification of places they live in and belong to
- discussion of why places are special and how people care for them
- explanation of why people need to take care of places
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander places
- investigate the Country/Places important to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, for example: (ACHGK003)
- identification of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander site, Country or Place
- discussion of why the site, Country or Place is important
- investigate how the location of places can be represented, for example: (ACHGK001)
- location of familiar and local places on maps
- description of the location of places
- explore the use of a special place by the Dharawal people
- learn about Dharawal resources and sites
- listen to a Dreaming story
- participate in sensory activities on a bushwalk, such as mirror walks, blindfold partners, nature art and sound map
- learn how to care for special places
- create a pictorial map or nature map of a site
- tally features
Recommended excursion site
- Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre, Bungoona Path and surrounds