Essential Question

How does an understanding of life cycles enable First Nations Peoples to live sustainably on Country?

Warning — First Nations teachers and students are advised that this curriculum resource may contain images, voices or names of deceased people.

Unit details

Y3 Science, English & Media Arts
Lesson Time: 40 minutes
Lessons: 18
Duration: 10 weeks

Australian Curriculum
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority.

Unit overview

In this unit, students will:

  • investigate a variety of life cycles of living things
  • appreciate the deep understanding and strong connection of First Nations Peoples to living things
  • understand how this understanding and connection informs the way First Nations Peoples live on Country
  • explore the life cycles of living things by researching, observing, doing experiments and reading case studies
  • think about the interconnectedness of nature and how human activity can disrupt the life cycles of other living things
  • share an appreciation for living things through writing.

While this resource has been created so it can be taught in a linear fashion, feel free to start small. You may prefer to select a single
activity that connects to what you’re teaching or about to teach. Even small actions can make a big difference. Please keep in mind, you don’t need to be an expert on this topic – we often learn alongside our students.

Australians Together resources are created in collaboration with First Nations cultural advisers.