Healthy Catchments

Using Google Earth and maps, students will investigate their own local catchments and bodies of water to identify the waterflow of these systems. They will identify a local animal or plant species that relies on this water source for their survival.

Cross Curriculum Priorities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

  • Organising Idea 1: Australia has two distinct Indigenous groups: Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and within those groups there is significant diversity.
  • Organising Idea 2: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities maintain a special connection to and responsibility for Country/Place.
  • Organising Idea 3: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have unique belief systems and are spiritually connected to the land, sea, sky and Waterways.
  • Organising Idea 4: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies have many Language Groups

Curriculum Links

  • Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations (ACHASSI074)
  • The diversity of Australia’s first peoples and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples to Country/Place (land, sea, waterways and skies) (ACHASSK083)
  • The importance of environments, including natural vegetation, to animals and people (ACHASSK088)
  • The custodial responsibility Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have for Country/Place and how this influences views about sustainability (ACHASSK089)
  • The use and management of natural resources and waste, and the different views on how to do this sustainably (ACHASSK090)
  • The different cultural, religious and/or social groups to which they and others in the community belong (ACHASSK093)
  • Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)
  • Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)
  • Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075)
  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE062)

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