How do First Nations Peoples use knowledges of the structural features of plants and animals in everyday life?
Warning — First Nations teachers and students are advised that this curriculum resource may contain images, voices or names of deceased people.
Unit detailsY5 Science
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures description or elaboration
In this resource, students gain an understanding of
- how First Nations Peoples use knowledges of the structural features, otherwise known as structural adaptions, of certain species of animals and plants in everyday life
- Australia’s unique plant and animal diversity
- First Nations Peoples continue to use and manage plants and animals through ancestral knowledge systems and practices
- how these expert knowledge systems have been formed over thousands of years through cultural traditions and synchronised relationships between people and Country.
- Please keep in mind, you don’t need to be an expert on this topic – we often learn alongside our students.
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.
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