Indigenous Culture Homelands

Foundation Year – My Place, Our Place
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Teaching Resources


Students learn what paths are and how oral stories and maps can be used as a way to show us where things are while gaining knowledge of how knowing the land and where to find things can serve as a means of survival. Students explore the different environments in which plants and animals live, and they learn that all living things have requirements for survival that need to be met by the places where they live.
Learning Objectives
In Lessons 1 to 30, students learn to:
  1. identify where different plants live
  2. create leaf rubbings
  3. identify where different animals live
  4. create an environment to show where animals live
  5. identify that plants and animals need certain things to survive
  6. plant seeds to observe growth
  7. identify that plants and animals provide people with food
  8. identify foods that are good to eat
  9. create a picture to display plant foods that can be eaten
  10. identify that throughout the year, plants give us food at different times
  11. identify that certain plants can provide people with medicines
  12. play games to reinforce how to look after the environment
  13. identify what people can do to look after the land that they live on
  14. observe and describe the things that can be seen in a particular place and where they are
  15. identify how the tracks that animals leave can help us know more about them
  16. identify how stories are used to travel from place to place
  17. identify what a map is
  18. identify where in the world we are located
  19. identify what maps show us
  20. observe and photograph specific features while on a walking journey in the local area
  21. construct pictorial maps to represent local places.
  • Knowledge and Understanding Test (Lesson 29)
  • Assessment Tasks for Portfolio (Lessons 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28)
Complete This Unit 
Lesson 1: Where Plants Live
Lesson 2: Leaf Rubbings
Lesson 3: Where Animals Live
Lesson 4: Animal Environments
Lesson 5: Staying Alive
Lesson 6: Watch it Grow
Lesson 7: Living off the Land
Lesson 8: Food Choices
Lesson 9: Ready to Eat
Lesson 10: Food Prints
Lesson 11: Traditional Medicines
Lesson 12: Take Care of Me
Lesson 13: Looking After the Land
Lesson 14: What Can I See
Lesson 15: Looking Carefully
Lesson 16: Animal Tracks
Lesson 17: Making Tracks
Lesson 18: Travelling Stories
Lesson 19: What Is a Map?
Lesson 20: Rosie’s Walk
Lesson 21: Where in the World?
Lesson 22: Exploring Our World
Lesson 23: Our Small Place
Lesson 24: Game Day
Lesson 25: What Do Maps Do?
Lesson 26: Treasure Hunt
Lesson 27: Out Walking
Lesson 28: Our Map
Lesson 29: Content Test
Lesson 30: Sharing Portfolios

Lesson objective

Success criteria

I do

We do

You do

Edit: peer feedback

Effective feedback


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