First Nations and the Environment Lesson

© History Skills
© History Skills

Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will explore how First Nations Australians adeptly responded to significant environmental changes, such as rising sea levels and shifting landscapes, over tens of thousands of years. They will also delve into the importance of oral traditions, sustainable hunting practices during the era of megafauna, and the deep-rooted connection these indigenous communities have with the land. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading and research options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Reading

Step 1: Download a copy of the reading questions worksheet below:

First Nations Environment Reading Questi
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Step 2: Answer the questions by reading the following webpage:

Option 2: Internet research

Download a copy of the research worksheet and use the internet to complete the tables.

First Nations Environment Research.docx
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Test your learning

Extension activities

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