ATSI Perspectives: Life Cycles & Land Management

 

This resource is aligned with the Australian Curriculum for Year 4 students who are completing the Science unit Biological Sciences (ACSSU072 & ACSSU073) with a focus on investigating how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples understand and utilise the life cycles of certain species (OI.2, OI.3, OI.5) and recognising how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples perceive themselves as being an integral part of the environment.

The 14 informational slides provide learners with knowledge that can be applied to the worksheets included in this resource.

 

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Students will learn about:

  • How Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities utilised the life cycles of different plant and animal species
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples relationship with plants and animals
  • Land management techniques such as firestick farming and cool burns
  • Environmental factors can affect life cycles such as fire and seed germination
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders perception of being an integral part of the environment

 

Information covered in the informational slides:

  • Indigenous Australians And Their Relationship With Nature
  • Their Relationship With Animals
  • Which Animals Did Aboriginal Australians Hunt?
  • Their Relationship With Plants
  • The Silver Wattle (Acacia Dealbata)
  • Plants Eaten for Nutrition
  • Plants Used as Medicine
  • Firestick Farming
  • Cultural Burning
  • Land Management
  • ATSI Peoples Understanding of Life Cycles
  • ATSI Peoples Understanding of Insects: Moths
  • ATSI People as an Integral Part of the Environment

 

This resource includes 4 worksheets that improve knowledge about the life cycles of animals and plants.

 

An answer key is included for easy marking!

 

Worksheet 1: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories & Culture: Land Management (Close Passage) – Includes Answer Key!

Worksheet 2: Inland vs. Coastal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities – Includes Answer Key!

Worksheet 3: Research Task: ATSI Knowledge of Animals

Worksheet 4: Research Task: ATSI Knowledge of Plants

 

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