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Stage 4 (Years 7-8), Geography
Rookery Roundabout has been designed as a teaching resource for primary students (Stage 1-3), in the key learning areas (KLAs) of Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) and Science and Technology. It can also be adapted for secondary students.
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Rookery Roundabout illustrates the natural and cultural significance of Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, with a case study of life cycles, an ecosystem, and linking to programs from our popular Aboriginal Discovery rangers about the Gumbaynggirr People and their culture.
This kit gives teachers and students an understanding of the natural and cultural significance of Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, and the ongoing management issues it faces. It provides a valuable case study of life cycles and an ecosystem or special local conservation site. It also teaches students that Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve is a special place, being a sacred site of the Gumbaynggirr People, who call it Giidany Miirlarl, (pronounced Ghee-dayn Meeral), meaning ‘moon sacred place’.
The material in Rookery Roundabout may be used in part or whole as a unit of work, as stimulus material, or as extension exercises. It can be used in various combinations to meet the needs of individual students, as long as the intended meaning isn’t changed. It could also form the basis of language and comprehension exercises, with the class teacher devising questions to meet the needs of the class or individual students.
The kit links to the programs provided by our popular Aboriginal Discovery rangers and the special connection of the Gumbaynggirr People to this place, and supports local field studies of Muttonbird Island.
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4.5. Identifies the meaning, purpose and context of historical sources.
4.6. Describes the geographical processes that form and transform environments.
4.7. Identifies and discusses geographical issues from a range of perspectives.
4.8. Describes the interrelationships between people and environments.
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