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Bush Foods - Stage 3

Recent years have seen Australian native foods increase in popularity globally. In this virtual excursion, students will explore the different types of plants used and eaten by First Nation peoples, including their methods of collection and processing. Students will also learn how these foods can be used for more than food, for example medicine, art & artefacts, just to name a few. 

Learning Activities

  • Students will discuss the impact of settlement on the environment and local Aboriginal peoples such as the Gadigal
  • Learn about traditional methods of hunting and gathering local food sources, as well as the importance of producing food and fibre sustainably
  • Discover plants that are used for food, medicine, tools, weapons and shelter by Aboriginal people

Stages

Stage 3

Duration

60 mins

Cost

Click here. Discounts apply for multiple class groups booked into the same session

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Key Content
  • Discuss the impact of settlement on local Aboriginal peoples and the environment  
  • The importance of producing food/and or fibre sustainably  
  • Appreciate the traditional customs within Aboriginal culture.  
  • Learn about traditional methods of hunting and gathering local food sources.   
  • Discover plants that are used for food, medicine, tools, weapons and shelter by Aboriginal people.   
  • Appreciate the connections that Aboriginal people have with their country.  
  • Explore the significance of artefacts used by the Cadigal  
Syllabus Outcomes

Stage 3 GEOGRAPHY 

  • Describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments (GE3-1) 

  • Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments (GE3-2) 

Stage 3 SCIENCE 

  • Explains how food and fibre are produced sustainably in managed environments for health and nutrition ST3-5LW-T 

Stage 3 HISTORY 

  • Describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time HT3-2 

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Sustainable Development Goals

Through our education programs we aim to 
•    ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning (SDG 4)
•    demonstrate actions that work towards making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11)
•    inform and empower students to preserve our forests and halt biodiversity loss (SDG 15)

Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we promote prosperity for the whole community, while protecting our planet for future generations.

                                                                                               

 

We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.