Native Australian Bees: Symbolic, Productive and Precious

Students examine the symbolic and practical roles of the native honey bees in the Gandjaḻaḻa story. They will learn why native bees are important to the Wägilak people and other Australian Aboriginal people, how their honey is collected, and their many uses.

Cross Curriculum Priorities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

A_TSICP1 First Nations communities of Australia maintain a deep connection to, and responsibility for, Country/Place and have holistic values and belief systems that are connected to the land, sea, sky and waterways.

A_TSIC2 First Nations Australians’ ways of life reflect unique ways of being, knowing, thinking and doing.

Curriculum Links

AC9S5U01 examine how particular structural features and behaviours of living things enable their survival in specific habitats

AC9S5I06 write and create texts to communicate ideas and findings for specific purposes and audiences, including selection of language features, using digital tools as appropriate

AC9S5U01 examine how particular structural features and behaviours of living things enable their survival in specific habitats

AC9E5LE01 identify aspects of literary texts that represent details or information about historical, social and cultural contexts in literature by First Nations Australian, and wide-ranging Australian and world authors

AC9HP6P05 describe and implement strategies to value diversity in their communities

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Unit Includes

  • 1 Focus Area
  • 3 Lessons

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