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Woodland Warriors - Stage 3

Students become Woodland Warriors as they explore, investigate and communicate the features and characteristics of the protected Cumberland Plain Woodland. They will collect data, discover human influences on the woodland, and complete a mapping exercise. They will also engage in a stakeholder roleplay to present their arguments on the use of fire to manage the woodland.

Learning Activities

  • Students will explore the protected Cumberland Plain Woodland as they collect primary fieldwork data such as temperature, wind speed and direction 
  • They will identify and map human influences and impacts, such as exotic weeds and rabbits
  • ​Students also engage in a stakeholder roleplay to present their arguments on the use of hazard reduction and control burning in the woodland

Stages

Stage 3 Geography

Location

The Australian PlantBank

Duration

2 hours

Cost

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Online learning for your students

Key Content
  • Learn the unique features and characteristics of the Cumberland Plain Woodland.
  • Discover the importance of management of the Cumberland Plain Woodland.
  • Explore how people’s action impact on an environment both negatively and positively.
  • Examine Australia’s unique relationship with bushfire through the perspectives of various stakeholders.
  • Discuss strategies for the reduction of human impacts on threatened woodlands.
Syllabus Outcomes

Focus Syllabus Outcomes


GEOGRAPHY
  • Describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments (GE3-1)
  • Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments (GE3-2)
  • Compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments (GE3-3)
  • Acquires processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for enquiry (GE3-4)

Supported Syllabus Outcomes


Natural Environment
  • Identifies the basic needs of living things. (STe-8NE)
Working Scientifically
  • Explores their immediate surroundings by questioning, observing using their senses and communicating to share their observations and ideas. (STe-4WS)
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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 acknowledge the Dharawal people and their continuing custodianship of this land, Mount Annan (Yandel'ora - meaning place of peace between people). We pay our respects to the Dharawal Elders past, present and emerging.