Stage 4 - 5: Connecting to Country

Stage 4 - 5: Connecting to Country

Overview

In this fascinating workshop, students will learn about the importance of the land’s role in kinship, spirituality and everyday life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. This workshop draws on the location of Taronga Zoo Sydney’s and Taronga Western Plains Zoo's culturally significant sites to explore Aboriginal history and identity while reinforcing a connection to Country.

What's involved

This workshop will be delivered in the Taronga Institute of Science & Learning Habitat Classrooms or Backyard to Bush Amphitheatre at Taronga Zoo Sydney and is also available at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo. See below for further information.

At school

Before coming to the Zoo, identify and learn about the Aboriginal people from your local area. Explore the unique relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to the land.

At the Zoo

Taronga Zoo SydneyTaronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
Connecting to Country explores the history of Aboriginal people and their connection to the land, animals, plants and culture. Step into Cammeraigal country and learn more about this special part of Sydney Harbour and Aboriginal people of this region.Connecting to Country explores this history of Aboriginal people and their connection to the land, animals, plants and culture. Experience stories and examples of Indigenous Australian's deep connection to the natural world through Taronga's beautiful grounds and fantastic animals.

Outcomes

Stage 4

  • HT4-2 describes major periods of historical time and sequences events, people and societies from the past
  • HT4-6 uses evidence from sources to support historical narratives and explanations
  • GE4-1 locates and describes the diverse features and characteristics of a range of places and environments
  • GE4-4 examines perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues

Stage 5

  • HT5-4 explains and analyses the causes and effects of events and developments in the modern world and Australia
  • GE5-3 analyses the effect of interactions and connections between people, places and environments
  • GE5-4 accounts for perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues
  • GE5-5 assesses management strategies for places and environments for their sustainability