Blueback: What are Indigenous Protected Areas? – Year 5 HASS
Students explore some of Australia’s Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs). They investigate how Indigenous ranger programs and management allow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to maintain their cultural, spiritual, economic and aesthetic connection to country.
This is lesson 9 of 13 in the Blueback: Sustainability and the Ocean unit. The preceding lesson is Blueback: What are Marine Protected Areas? The next lesson after this is Blueback: What are Mission Blue Hope Spots?
- learn about how Indigenous Protected Areas are managed
- understand why Marine Protected Areas are most effective when co-managed with Indigenous rangers.
- explain how Indigenous Protected Areas are managed
- create arguments that support the establishment of more Indigenous Protected Areas.
- Cultural Understanding
- Digital Literacy
- Ethical Understanding
- Intercultural Understanding
Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions – HASS
- the influence of people, including First Nations Australians and people in other countries, on the characteristics of a place (AC9HS5K04)
Syllabus outcomes: GE3-2
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability
Relevant parts of Year 5 achievement standards:
Students describe how the characteristics of places are perceived and valued differently by people. They describe the importance of environments to people.They explain the interconnections between people and places and environments, and describe how these interconnections change places or environments.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – Medium: Teachers should read this resource and its associated materials before delivering the lesson. There may be concepts covered that require further reading or extra preparation. Some of the activities may need to be planned in context to teachers’ classrooms. The ICT requirements of the lesson are standard, in that a functioning laptop with access to the Internet and a projector will suffice.
UN SDG 14: Life below the water
Target 14.2: By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans.
Special thanks to:
Minderoo Foundation is proud to be the education partner for the film adaption of Tim Winton’s best-selling book, Blueback.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.
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