Factors that shape places allows students to investigate the human impacts of life on the Kurnell peninsula through over time. Students will complete a Geographical Inquiry process to investigate “How can Botany Bay NP sustainably meet the diverse needs of increased tourist numbers?
Factors that shape places – Stage 3 Geography excursion
Botany Bay EEC, Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell.
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?
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 full day fieldwork excursion, students will:
complete a geographical inquiry process to investigate: 'How do people shape the shores of Botany Bay?'
use GPS devices to interpret geographical data during their investigations.
consider use of the park both in the past and present times as well as the impact that users have on the National Park.