Features of Places

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Overview. The geographical inquiry process is used to frame an investigation for the students to discover the natural and human features of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell. Students will also examine different uses of this area and implement ways to care for this place. Students will explore the bushland and shoreline within the National Park. They will describe the reasons places change and identify the active role of citizens in the care for places. Through a number of investigations they will examine interconnections between features, users and organisation of spaces. They will consider how places can be used for different purposes.

boy looking under rock shelf 

Overview

The geographical inquiry process is used to frame an investigation for the students to discover the natural and human features of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell. Students will also examine different uses of this area and implement ways to care for this place. Students will explore the bushland and shoreline within the National Park. They will describe the reasons places change and identify the active role of citizens in the care for places. Through a number of investigations they will examine interconnections between features, users and organisation of spaces. They will consider how places can be used for different purposes.

Key inquiry questions

  • What are the natural and human features of Kamay Botany Bay?
  • How is Kamay Botany Bay used for different purposes?
  • How can we care for Kamay Botany Bay National Park?

 

Syllabus geography

describes features of places and the connections people have with places

identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places

communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools for inquiry

 

Learning Experiences

Map reading Treasure Hunt Using a map students will locate the hidden objects

 

Windows on woodlands The focus of the bushwalk is for students to investigate the features of the dry eucalypt forest and consider how we can care for these places.

 

Beside the Bay Students will investigate the shore line of Botany Bay and consider how it was used by Aboriginal people in the past and how it is used today.

Nature map Students will work in small groups to use natural materials to construct a pictorial map of the bushland and/or bay features. Students will explain the features and suggest actions for caring for this place.