Quick summary: This lesson provides the opportunity for students to explore their current knowledge, attitudes and values. Students build thinking and questioning skills by watching a series of videos about the land management strategies of Indigenous Australians and then making a link to climate change.
- Students build an understanding of Indigenous Australians’ land management strategies.
- Students explore the concept of climate change.
- Students describe the interconnections between people, places and environments, and identify the effect of these interconnections on the characteristics of places and environments.
- Students build their thinking and questioning skills.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability.
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
This ‘Tuning in’ lesson can be used with all the learning areas of the Australian Curriculum.
Topic: Cool burning
Time needed: 15 minutes
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently.
Resources required: Internet, laptops and earphones, Student Worksheet.
Key words: savanna, tropical, climate, weather, distribution, monsoon, adaptation, vegetation, fire, mean, conservation, species
Special thanks to:
Fish River Station, John Daly, Dr Jeremy Russell-Smith, Peter Jacklyn, Peter McConchie, Dr Tommy George, David Claudie, Dale Musgrave, Carolyn George and Victor Steffensen.
Made possible by:
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum. There is great diversity in histories and cultures among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Australia. This resource includes investigations into and information about some of them. It has an emphasis, but not an exclusive one, on the histories and cultural practices of the Aboriginal peoples of the Northern Territory. It is underpinned by consultation with Aboriginal communities in various parts of Australia.