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Aboriginal Culture and the Environment

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​Students will journey into the fascinating world of the traditional Aboriginal culture with a focus on how Aboriginal people connect to country. Students will discover traditional uses of plants for food, medicine, shelter and tools with an emphasis on sustainable land practices. Students will hear cultural stories of our local Dharawal People.

What happens?

  • Explore traditional plant uses for food, medicine and weapons
  • Construct a traditional Aboriginal Gunya considering factors such as weather and access to food and water
  • Participate in a retelling of a traditional Aboriginal legend

​Stages: ​4 & 5
​Themes: ​Aboriginal Culture, Australian History, Sustainability, Environments
​Location: ​Wollongong Botanic Garden
​Price: $13.50 per student​
​Contact: 4227 7667; botanicgarden@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Curriculum Links

Stage Four

SC4-15LW: explains how new biological evidence changes people's understanding of the world

HT4-1: describes the nature of history and archaeology and explains their contribution to an understanding of the past
HT4-6: uses evidence from sources to support historical narratives and explanations
GE4-3: explains how interactions and connections between people, places and environments result in change
GE4-4: examines perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues
GE4-5: discusses management of places and environments for their sustainability
Stage Five
GE5-3: analyses the effect of interactions and connections between people, places and environments

Possible Linked Programs

  • Under the Coolabah Tree
  • Brother Brendan’s Herbal Medicine Workshop 
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