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Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

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Stage 3 - Geography - Factors That Shape Places

Stage 3 geography


Kamay Botany Bay EEC

Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell

Using the geographical inquiry process students will investigate the uniquely picturesque Kamay Botany Bay bushland and beach environments, investigating the features, human influences and natural values. The students will use geographical tools and instruments and record their observations in a geography journal. Students will investigate the ways people change the natural environment and what impacts may arise from the proposed local planning issues for 2020 and beyond. This will result in an investigation of how people can contribute to sustainability initiatives in the area.

Key inquiry questions

  • How has this land been shaped by people over time?
  • How did Aboriginal people use the land?
  • How did they live by the six seasons?
  • What has changed since the arrival of European people?
  • How do people and environments influence one another?
  • How do people influence places and the management of spaces within them?

Key syllabus outcomes

  • GE3-3 compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments
  • GE3-4 acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

Cross curriculum priorities

Perspectives of traditional Aboriginal lifestyle are integrated throughout the program.

On the day activities

During the day the students will participate in activities which may include:

  • Mapping and field sketching the geographical and human features
  • Undertaking a GPS geocaching activity to discover how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have influenced the site
  • Recording the management strategies used in the Reserve and the role of local government in implementing sustainability measures
  • Investigating the impacts of the proposed redevelopment of the nearby Kamay Botany Bay National Park, which will encourage many more visitors to the Kurnell peninsular, and how they can be mitigated

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