Students investigate the resources used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for tens of thousands of years. They compare their resource use with what we consume today. Students extrapolate and compare the impact on our environment.
- learn how Aboriginal and Torres Islander peoples have used their resources for tens of thousands of years
- compare the impact on our environment between the past resource use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and our current resource use.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian curriculum content descriptions:
Year 7 History:
- The nature of the sources for ancient Australia and what they reveal about Australia’s past in the ancient period, such as the use of resources (ACDSEH031)
Cross-curriculum priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures OI.2, OI.3
Time needed: 60 min
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium to high – It is difficult to find relevant quality material on the internet
- Access to the internet
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- Cultural understanding
Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week started in 1996 to bring a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling. This highly regarded annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behaviour change by promoting kerbside, industrial and community recycling initiative. It also gives people the tools to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work and school. In partnership with Planet Ark, we have developed lessons from early learning through to year 10 to help educators bring these important topics into the classroom.
National Recycling Week is held in the second week of November each year but you can recycle all year-round with these lessons which were designed to be used at any time. Click here to find out more about National Recycling Week and the Schools Recycle Right Challenge.
These Planet Ark resources were developed by Cool Australia with funding from the Alcoa Foundation.