Learning intentions: Students will...
- ... research the outcome of traditional fire management in the Northern Territory
- ... investigate how traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples fire regimes have informed this approach
- ... identify the impacts on ecosystems, populations and other social systems.
Success criteria: Students can …
- … summarise findings from 20 years of traditional fire management
- … communicate findings and outcomes from scientific research
- ... explain ways that traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples fire regimes have informed modern approaches to fire management
- ... create a poster that communicates effectively using scientific language.
Teacher content information:
Note: Traditional fire management practices have a range of different names, such as cultural burning, cool burning, or traditional fire knowledge. It is important to note that none of these names captures the complexity or...
Thought Starter: How can traditional knowledge help us manage the environmental challenges of the present and the future?
Work in your pairs to brainstorm some ideas in response to the following questions:
How could we apply the lessons learned in the Northern Territory in our area?
What might need to change to accommodate your climate, landscape or social circumstances?
What season might be the best suited to this cultural burning in your local area, based on what you know about the local climatic conditions?
Are you aware of any cultural burning practices that are already happening in your local area?
What other bushfire mitigation strategies are you aware of? Are these used in your local area?
What other climate change mitigation strategies are you aware of? Are these used in your local area?
Have your thoughts or opinions about the article changed through the course of this lesson? Explain your answer.
Have your thoughts or opinions about the cu...
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