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includes National Curriculum and Essential Learnings organisers

Aboriginal Perspectives

Mt Coot-t...
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  1. 1. Brisbane 2012 edition includes National Curriculum and Essential Learnings organisers Aboriginal Perspectives Mt Coot-tha Aboriginal Use of Rainforest Plants Years 4 to 7 and Years 8 to 10 In this lesson, students: Lessons: pm 11.30am or 1.30 ays at 9.30am, Tuesdays to Frid ■ are offered ents tivities for stud d integrate ing hands-on ac nal Curricula an ■ involve excit sland and Natio en t Education Que ■ complemen s and sciences ge and worksheets the arts, langua st-visit activities pre-visit and po suggestions for ’ feedback ■ come with light of teachers and updated in evaluated a ■ re regularly s in duration Maximum class ■ are 1.5 hour to 30 students. plies for classes of 25 arge of $144 ap .85 per student , a minimum ch ■ cost just $5 students or less class of 24 size is 30. For a rents are free. Teachers and pa after 30 June. cludes GST). line with the CPI (in d may increase in ancial year an are set for the fin the excursion. Fees and charges rrent at the time of at the rate cu es will be charged Fe ■ explore how rainforest plants were/are used by some Aboriginal communities for schools ■ taste rainforest foods ■ make bush string ■ visit the native stingless bee hive ■ ponder survival in the rainforest ■ complete activity sheets on plant uses. Murri games, arts and crafts Prep to Year 10 (adapted to suit year level) n, contact: In this lesson, students may: ■ play games such as Munhanganing meaning gecko or lizard in the Datiwuy language of Arnhem Land or Thepan meaning to hit in Wik-mungkan, a language of western Cape York ■ learn about and paint traditional Aboriginal symbols ■ weave or make string ■ view Murri art and craft displays For more informatio Administration Gardens Brisbane Botanic Mt Coot-tha Road 66 Toowong Qld 40 7) 3403 2535 Phone: (0 2552 Fax: (07) 3403 qld.gov.au ardens@brisbane. Email: BotanicG -tha offers Gardens Mt Coot Brisbane Botanic portunities for oor learning op 21 exciting outd school children. r expert team developed by ou ■ Lessons are it specific l educators to su of environmenta . d secondary levels prep, primary an sland ueen rate Education Q ■ Lessons integ ed la and are embedd cu and National Curri sustainability. with principles of r hands-on ren discove ns. 10,000 child over es of garde Every year ur 52 hectar ing within o arn minds-on le staff: x teaching advice on Our si packs with isit information as for pre-v ■ provide cluding ide your trip, in planning it activities discuss and post-vis xcursion to fore your e you be ■ contact ents al requirem speci roups. r multiple g ■ cater fo How to bo ok you r field tr |1| Select a ip suitable less on, time and bookings. date for your class. We en courage earl |2| Phone th y e Gardens’ Administrat booking. Hav ion Centre o e the date, n (07) 340 preferred tim 3 2535 to m address, tele es, number ake your phone and of students fax numbers and adults, |3| We send handy. school you a confir mation form information and teachers carefully and information determine if kit. Please re handed out any sheets ne on the day. ad this ed to be pho |4| A memb tocopied an er of our team d will contact fax to confir you before m booking your excursio details. n by phone |5| A tax in and/or voice is mai led to your students who school after your visit bas attended th e excursion. ed on the nu mber of Why not combine your lesson with a visit to the Planetarium? Phone (07) 3403 2578 www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/planetarium Looking for competitive transport costs? Contact Brisbane Transport Charters. Phone (07) 3235 7369 btcharters@brisbane.qld.gov.au Lessons in the Gardens is another way Brisbane City Council is achieving our vision for the city’s future. Keeping Cool in Changing Times s environment to the unique Garden This lesson utilises dents understand ange and help stu explore climate ch . our planet to warm processes causing Students: and global warming greenhouse effect ■ investigate the ing climate change and how this is caus ect in our nced greenhouse eff experience an enha ■ Tropical Dome footprint reduce their carbon ■ discuss how to ider how climate at survey and cons ■ conduct a habit plants and animals change will affect its consequences plores some possible play a game that ex ■ of climate change. rdens range from Lessons in the Ga nese original and Japa expressions of Ab and of plant species olution culture to the ev . lives le in our everyday their essential ro address: Our lessons can y ■ sustainabilit ■ biodiversity ■ science ■ art Brisbane City Council Information GPO Box 1434 Brisbane Qld 4001 Printed on recycled paper N2012-02873 © Brisbane City Council 2012 For more information visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/botanicgardens or call (07) 3403 8888 ■ maths ■ language e ■ social scienc
  2. 2. Prep to Year 3 No. Topic Location 1 Content Fragrant Plant and Herb Garden Explores the world of plants using language and senses of smell, sight and touch. Students create a fragrant potpourri sache t. Sensorama 2 Plant connections 3 Lagoon Area Australian Plant Communities KLA Science SOSE English HPE The Arts Focuses on relationships between plants, animals and their habitats. Students observe and record the variety of life aroun d the lagoon and/or the Australian Plant Communities and explore food chains and food webs. Science Plant encounters – different cultures Exotic Rainforest Japanese Garden Tropical Dome Bamboo Grove Explores useful plants from different count ries particularly the Asia-Pacific region. Students discover, hands-on, the varied uses and stories of plants in different cultures. 4 Hands-on art Bandstand Exotic Rainforest Fragrant Garden Focuses on nature as a source of artistic inspiration. Students explore shape, line, colour and texture in hands-on art activities. 5 Botanical maths 6 Students explore mathematical concepts in the gardens as they count, estimate, measure and search for shapes and patte rns. Fragrant Plant and Herb Garden Australian Rainforest Ponds Investigates an array of insects characteris tics and special features, life cycles and importance in the environment. Through observation and discovery, students explo re connections between the insect and plant worlds. Australian Rainforest or Exotic Rainforest See lesson 16 Examines the structure of rainforests and explores ecological relationships. Also consid ers Science the role of rainforests for resources and in regulating climate. Science Maths English The Arts Science English HPE Murri games, arts and crafts Prep to Year 10 8 Japanese Garden Japanese Garden 9 Plant Connections Lagoon Australian Plant Communities Aboriginal use of rainforest plants Australian Rainforest or Australian Plant Communities or Tropical Dome Fragrant Plant and Herb Garden Orchard Science Understanding, Science as a Huma n Endeavour Literacy Health Science Understanding, Science as a Huma n Endeavour Place and Space Literacy KLA Content Location No. Topic examines its cultural significance. Interprets Japanese garden design and ese landscape painting in response Students create Haiku poetry and Japan res and atmosphere. to design featu The Arts LOTE SOSE English plants, animals and their Focuses on inter-relationships between the ve and record the variety of life around environment. Students obser tations. adap Lagoon, noting specific behaviours and Science SOSE English HPE used by Aboriginal communities. Investigates how specific plants are/were diverse role taste some bush foods and consider the Students examine and of plants in Aboriginal culture. Science SOSE English HPE Technology Crosscurriculum priority tives to understand processes Students become climate change detec investigation includes a greenhouse causing our planet to warm. The data collection. Students play a (Tropical Dome) visit, observations and are ble consequences of climate change and game that explores possi rint. encouraged to reduce their carbon footp Science Keeping cool in changing times Tropical Dome Fern House Lagoon 12 Rainforest ecology Australian Rainforest or Exotic Rainforest explores ecological relationships. Examines the structure of rainforests and ating climate. role of rainforests for resources and in regul Also considers the Science SOSE English 13 Botanical maths Fruit Trees Fern House Cactus House e and learn how botanists use Students investigate mathematics in natur thoroughly explored in 2D and 3D numbers and patterns. Symmetry is shapes and objects. Science Maths The Arts English 14 Hands-on art Bandstand Exotic Rainforest natural images and vegetation. Examines the artistic possibilities using gh rns, balance, structure and contrast throu Students experiment with patte natural materials e.g. clay. from sketch and making their own creations The Arts English Science Maths City Gardens time traveller City Botanic Gardens since white settlement. Includes Explores Queensland's 150-year history history. climatic impacts and Queensland's sugar dress-ups, cat o' nine tails, ate their way through the history Students use a timeline and map to navig now more than 150 years old. of Brisbane's original Botanic Gardens, SOSE 15 See lesson 16 11 C I T Y NS DE GAR Topic Location 16 Murri games, arts and crafts Bandstand and Bandstand Lawn 17 18 19 20 21 Content Japanese Garden Japanese Garden Rainforest ecology Australian or Exotic Rainforests Aboriginal use of rainforest plants Plant classification Australian Rainforest or Australian Plant Communities Fern House Demonstration Garden, Lagoon Plant Tropical Dome adaptations Cactus House – variety and Arid Zone versatility SOSE English Technology English s National Curriculum/Essential Learning Visual Art Awareness Intercultural Competence and Language Culture and Identity, Place and Space Language, Literacy n Endeavour Science Understanding, Science as a Huma Place and Space Literacy Personal Development n Endeavour Science Understanding, Science as a Huma ge, and Identity, Time, Continuity and Chan Culture Place and Space Literacy Health ation, Technology as a Human Endeavour, Inform and Systems Materials ies and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histor cultures n Endeavour, Science Understanding, Science as a Huma Science Inquiry Skills System Place and Space, Political and Economic Literacy ation, Technology as a Human Endeavour, Inform rials and Systems Mate n Endeavour Science Understanding, Science as a Huma and Space Place Literacy n Endeavour Science Understanding, Science as a Huma Measurement and Geometry Number and Algebra, Visual Art Literacy Visual Art Literacy n Endeavour Science Understanding, Science as a Huma ent and Geometry Measurem , Continuity Place and Space, Culture and Identity, Time ge and Chan Language, Literacy 10 Murri games, arts and crafts Prep to Year No. NEW Science Understanding, Science as a Huma n Endeavour Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geom etry Literacy Visual Art SOSE English Years 4 to 7 10 Science Understanding, Science as a Huma n Endeavour SOSE Culture and Identity, Place and Space English Literacy HPE Health Technology Technology as a Human Endea vour, Information, Materials and Systems Science Science Understanding, Science as a Huma n Endeavour English Literacy The Arts Visual Art Years 2, 3 and 4 Rainforest ecology Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour Literacy Place and Space Personal Development Science Cactus House Arid Zone Tropical Dome Fern House Lagoon, Orchard Inspect insects 7 English SOSE HPE National Curriculum/Essential Learnings Science Understanding, Science as a Huma n Endeavour Place and Space Literacy Health, Personal Development Visual Arts Prep to Year 10 Students try string-makin g or weaving and painting along with playing a selection of Murri (Queen sland Aboriginal) games. Students also view Murri arts and crafts and learn abo ut how they are made, mat erials used and their cultural significance. **Adapted to suit the age /year level of the class Years 8 to 10 Examines the cultural sign ificance of Japanese garden s and investigates the overall effect of the design features. Students use the setting as inspiration for Japanese ink painting and haiku poetry. Examines the structure of rainforests and explores the ecological relationships in the Gardens’ rainforests. Students measure significa nt abiotic factors and evaluate environmental ada ptations through observation s. Investigates how specific plants are/were used by Abo riginal communities. Students examine and tast e some bush foods and con sider the diverse role of plants in Aboriginal cult ure. KLA SOSE The Arts English HPE Crosscurriculum priority National Curriculum/Essen tial Learnings Culture and Identity Visual Art Literacy Health Aboriginal and Torres Stra it Islander histories and cultures The Arts LOTE SOSE English Visual Art Intercultural Competence and Language Awareness Culture and Identity, Plac e and Space Language, Literacy Science Science Understanding, Scie nce as a Human Endeavour Place and Space Literacy SOSE English Science SOSE English HPE Crosscurriculum priority Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour Culture and Identity, Plac e and Space Literacy Health Aboriginal and Torres Stra it Islander histories and cultures Years 11 and 12 Students observe the dive rsity of vascular plants as they collect data through sketch, field notes and use of botanical keys. Classifi cation is explored from an evolutionary perspectiv e. Students measure and eva luate abiotic factors of arid and moist environments. They conside r the adaptive strategies of vascular plants in these ecosystems. Notes about the National Curriculum and Essential Learnings For the purpose of this brochure only basic content descriptions for the Learning Areas of English, Mathematics and Science in the National Curriculum and Essential Learnings Organisers for the other relevant Learning Areas have been listed to assist teachers in their interpretation of what our Lessons in the Gardens program has to offer. A more detailed set of links to the National Curriculum and Essential Learnings for each lesson is available on request from our office and is also included in the teacher's notes sent to schools when bookings are made. Biology Agricultural Science Biology * Detailed information on relevant learning experiences are listed in teacher's notes and are available on request. * Detailed information on relevant learning experiences are listed in teacher’s notes and are available on request.
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