Sustaining our World – Adapting

Lesson Intention

Students will investigate how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ ways of living were adapted to the resources of their Country/Place.

Success Criteria

You will know you have been successful when you can:

  • Explain how Indigenous groups across Australia adapted their lifestyles to suit the resources available in their Country/Place.

  • Explore how the Wiradjuri people (riverine plains), the Ngarigo people (alpine highlands), the Kuku Yalanji people (tropical rainforests) and the Arrernte people (desert regions) lived in a sustainable manner.


Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that some of the content in this lesson may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.

Instructions:

  1. Watch the video

 

2. Answer the following questions on video via Classdojo Portfolios. Make sure you state the question before giving the answer.

  • What were some of the items that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples made from tree bark?
  • What did they do to ensure that the tree would survive?
  • How does this compare with our current practices of timber use?

 

3. Record your responses in writers notebook, take a photo and send your responses to me. Click the link below for the questions.

Writers Notebook 1

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