provides opportunities for students to investigate the lifestyle of the local
Indigenous people pre-contact, and the environmental impacts of logging and
grazing around Barambah post- contact. A discussion about the local area from
the vantage point of One Tree Hill and an examination of Indigenous and
European artefacts assist students to understand how the land was used and the
human impacts on the environment.
with an exploration of how the land was utilized by local indigenous people,
incorporating use of traditional tools and weapons and sampling available bush
tucker. The students also investigate how gold mining, logging, hardwood forest
plantations and cattle grazing have impacted upon the local ecosystems.
Activities include a visit to our pioneer tent and damper making. A group debriefing session then allows the
students to analyse the evidence they have collected about each user group, and
reflect upon the environmental impacts.
The diversity and longevity
of Australia’s first peoples and the ways Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait
Islander peoples are connected to Country and Place (land, sea, waterways and
skies) and the implications for their daily lives. (ACHASSK083)
Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues (ACHASS1052) and (ACHASS1073)
The nature of convict or
colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of
development, aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants (including Aboriginal
Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples) and how the environment changed
The contribution of individuals and groups to the development of Australian society since Federation (ACHASSK137)
Year 5 and 6
Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI094) and (ACHASSI122)
The use and management of natural resources and waste, and the different views on how to do this sustainably (ACHASSK090)
The influence of people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, on the environmental characteristics of Australian places (ACHASSK112)
Australia's connections with other countries and how these change people and places (ACHASSK141)
OI.8 Designing action for sustainability requires an evaluation of past practices, the assessment of scientific and technological developments, and balanced judgements based on projected future economic, social and environmental impacts.
Critical and creative thinking
Explain and justify ideas and outcomes
Apply knowledge gained from one context to another unrelated context and identify new meaning.