Activity Introduction

Many Australians identify with the four seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. But did you know that the local Indigenous people had their own seasons? Investigate and find out about the seasons in your local area. 

This is a good activity for kids to complete independently.

Ideal for: Middle and Upper Primary Ages 7 – 12

Themes: 

  • investigate
  • be creative

Time required: 40 minutes

Curriculum connections: Science, Geography, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, Sustainability

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Curriculum codes:

Complete lesson for classroom teachers:

Cool Burning Seasons – Upper Primary

Resources Required

  • Device for researching 
  • Paints, colouring pencils or markers
  • Paper and pencils

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Worksheets

Student Worksheet

Indigenous Seasons In Your Local Area - Activity Instructions

Many Australians identify with the four seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. But did you know that the local Indigenous people had their own seasons? Investigate and find out about the seasons in your local area. 

Step 1. Do you use the European seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter? Or do you know what the local Indigenous seasons are called and when they occur? If not, why not find out! Firstly, you will need to research what the name of the traditional custodians of the lands you live on are called. You can put this into a search engine on your device, like Google. 

Step 2. When you know the name of the Indigenous people in your area, then search for ‘what are the seasons of the (name of people)’. The local Indigenous people will have a detailed understanding of the seasons and the environment. Each season is marked by the movement of the stars in the night sky and changes in the weather, coinciding wit

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