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Aboriginal customs and practices

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Tumut area

Overview

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Aboriginal customs and practices is a Stage 2 (Years 3-4) school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park which focuses on HSIE. Discover the secrets of the didgeridoo, use clapsticks and play along with a yidaki. Try your hand at tool or jewellery making, and learn about collecting and using materials from the environment.

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On this excursion, students will discover how Aboriginal culture is held in the customs, practices and traditions of local Aboriginal people. Caring for others and caring for the environment are sometimes taught through stories and music.

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Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Key learning area HSIE
Student outcomes

GE2-1. Examines features and characteristics of places and environments

GE2-2. Describes the ways people, places and environments interact

HT2-2. Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time

HT2-3. Describes people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects

Objectives

Students will:

  • Participate in music activities
  • Catch and paint boomerangs
  • Create jewellery with string made from tree fibres and decorated with items from the bush
  • Discover how traditional shelters were built using seasonally available raw materials
  • Explore gender-appropriate artefacts and displays.

Excursion details

Availability
Guided. Available on request. Subject to staff availability.

Aboriginal rangers from Kosciuszko National Park are also available to come to your school. Please phone (02) 9995 5142 for further details on in-school visits.

Where
Tumut area in Kosciuszko National Park
Duration
3-5 hr
Grading
Easy. Discovery ranger guided walk and activities on bush tracks and in the amphitheatre.
Price

$275 per group for a half day (3 hours), $375 per group for a full day (5 hours). Prices include GST. Maximum 25 students per group. For groups over 25 conditions apply.

Accessibility
Medium
Meeting point
Birrimal Waga Amphitheatre, Sydney Street, Tumut.
Booking
If you would like to organise a NPWS school excursion please get in touch with local staff or use the 'Enquire' link for the online form.
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Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer