Indigenous Culture Homelands

Year 5 – People and Our Changing Earth
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Students locate the continents of Europe and North America and identify how people have changed a particular environment in a country within each of these continents.
Students explore how Australia’s first people altered the environment and sustained ways of living through methods of land and resource management. They evaluate the effects of change on environmental sustainability. They identify and explore how land features influence where people live, how people use spaces, and the impact natural disasters such as bush fires and floods have on the environment and communities.
Learning Objectives
In Lessons 1 to 31, students learn to:
  1. use words to describe the sequence of time
  2. create a timeline
  3. identify that observations can show time
  4. show day and night pictorially
  5. identify that the use of machines and inventions has changed how people live
  6. create a simple machine
  7. identify traditional foods from Cape York
  8. make bush bread
  9. identify traditional houses and shelters from the past
  10. create a model of an Indigenous shelter
  11. identify traditional ways that Indigenous people communicated
  12. identify traditional clothing from Cape York
  13. create jewellery making salt dough
  14. identify artefacts to learn about how people lived in the past
  15. identify traditional Indigenous games
  16. play traditional Indigenous games
  17. identify what a special place is and what makes it special
  18. create a collage of a special place
  19. identify places and/or buildings of significance in the local community
  20. identify the types of questions that can be asked to get the most information
  21. identify how to organise and conduct an interview correctly
  22. conduct an interview.
  • 1. Knowledge and Understanding Test (Lesson 30)
  • 2. Assessment Tasks for Portfolio (Lessons 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 15, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 29)
Complete This Unit 
Lesson 1: Time Words
Lesson 2: Time of My Life
Lesson 3: Time Observations
Lesson 4: Pictures of Time
Lesson 5: Changes from Past to Present
Lesson 6: Simple Machines
Lesson 7: Food Culture
Lesson 8: Bush Bread
Lesson 9: Traditional Housing
Lesson 10: Building a House
Lesson 11: Communication
Lesson 12: Building a House Continued
Lesson 13: Traditional Clothing
Lesson 14: Identifying Jewellery
Lesson 15: Identifying Artifacts
Lesson 16: Making Jewellery continued
Lesson 17: Traditional Games Part 1
Lesson 18: Traditional Games Part 2
Lesson 19: Traditional Games Part 3
Lesson 20: Traditional Games Part 4
Lesson 21: Special Places
Lesson 22: My School is Special
Lesson 23: Significant Sites
Lesson 24: My School is Special Continued
Lesson 25: Rock Art
Lesson 26: Questions About the Past
Lesson 27: Preparing For an Interview
Lesson 28: Practising an Interview
Lesson 29: The Interview
Lesson 30: Content Test
Lesson 31: Sharing Portfolio

Lesson objective

Success criteria

I do

We do

You do

Edit: peer feedback

Effective feedback


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