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Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre

Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre

Telephone02 9542 1951

Emailroyalnatpk-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Caring for Dharawal Country

Science and Technology, Geography, History

On this cross-curricular program, students examine Aboriginal resources and places. Caring for Country is woven throughout the day’s activities.

Key syllabus outcomes

Science and technology

A student:

  • identifies how plants and animals are used for food and fibre products ST1-5LW-T
  • describes how the properties of materials determine their use ST1-7MW-T
  • recognises observable changes occurring in the sky and on the land and identifies Earth’s resources ST1-10ES-S

Geography

A student:

  • describes features of places and the connections people have with places GE1-1
  • identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places GE1-2

History

A student:

  • identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time HT1-2

Learning activities

Students:

  • gain an appreciation of Dharawal connections with the land and caring for Country
  • examine Aboriginal artefacts and preserved animals and consider their uses and materials
  • play Aboriginal games using natural materials
  • explore plant uses on a bushwalk
  • use their senses to observe natural features and relate them to Dharawal seasonal calendars
  • paint with ochres
  • use natural fibres for plaiting or weaving
  • listen to a Dreaming story relevant to the site

Recommended excursion sites

  • Reids Flat, Audley
  • Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre, Bungoona Path and surrounds