Students explore some of Australia’s Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs). They investigate how Indigenous ranger programs and management allow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to maintain their cultural, spiritual, economic and aesthetic connection to country.
- learn about how Indigenous Protected Areas are managed
- understand why Marine Protected Areas are most effective when co-managed with Indigenous rangers.
- explain how Indigenous Protected Areas are managed
- create arguments that support the establishment of more Indigenous Protected Areas.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions -
- the influence of people, including First Nations Australians and people in other countries, on the characteristics of a place (AC9HS5K04)
Syllabus outcomes: GE3-2
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability
Relevant parts of Year 5 achievement standards:
Students describe how the characteristics of places are perceived and valued differently by people. They describe the importance of environments to people.They explain the interconnections between people and places and environments, and describe how these interconnections change places or environments.
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- Cultural understanding
- Digital literacy
- Ethical understanding
- Intercultural understanding
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low - Medium: Teachers should read this resource and its associated materials before delivering the lesson. There may be concepts covered that require further reading or extra preparation. Some of the activities may need to be planned in context to teachers’ classrooms. The ICT requirements of the lesson are standard, in that a functioning laptop with access to the Internet and a projector will suffice.
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Related professional learning
Quick summary: Open your students’ minds to how different systems – environmental, social and economic – are connected.