Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

Leading Living Learning

Telephone02 9668 2070

Emailbotanybay-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Community and remembrance history excursion

Stage 2 history excursion

Location

Botany Bay Environmental Centre, Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell.

Exploring the site at Kurnell, students will consider the traditional use of the land by Aboriginal people, visit the museum and monuments located within the National Park and complete their lessons in the farm house using a slate and chalk.

Key Inquiry Question

  • Who lived here first and how do we know?
  • How has our community changed? What features have been lost and what features have been retained?
  • What is the nature of the contribution made by different groups and individuals in the community?

Syllabus outcomes

  • identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the world
  • describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time
  • applies skills of historical inquiry and communication.

Students will:

  • investigate and compare Aboriginal and European culture including water craft, food, shelter, artifacts and communication
  • explore some natural resources used by Aboriginal people for food, medicine, and tools
  • explore the monuments within the park and the significance at this site
  • visit the museum to discover more about the traditional owners of the land, the journey undertaken by James Cook on the Endeavour
  • complete their lessons using slate and chalk in Alpha farmhouse.

Cross Curriculum priorities

Perspectives of traditional Aboriginal lifestyle are integrated throughout the program.

Excursion Program

Download theĀ Community and remembrance excursion flyer (PDF 1023.9KB)