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Understanding plants and animals
Fire, Science, Year 6
The controlled application of fire by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people requires a deep knowledge of the environment, including vegetation communities, precipitation patterns, seasonal variability, weather and wind.
Fire in song
Fire, The Arts, Year 9, Year 10
Fire is an important part of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and features in many songs.
Representations in film and text
Fire, English, Year 9
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fire management practices are represented in a range of formats including text, film and video, digital technology, photographs, images and maps. Each approach uses different techniques to create context and to influence the audience.
Physical fitness in communities
Fire, Health and Physical Education, Year 9, Year 10
Physical activity and movement have been integral to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of life for thousands of years, but this has been severely impacted on by colonisation through changes to lifestyle, land ownership, work options, travel, and diet.
Mathematics of bushfire
Fire, Mathematics, Year 9
Mathematical concepts and tools can be used to enhance our understanding of bushfire behaviour and impacts. Fire is crucial in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
Fire and land management: past and present
Fire, Humanities and Social Sciences, Year 6
Aboriginal peoples have developed a continent-wide land management system using fire, a practice which has evolved over millennia.
Colonising the landscape
Fire, Humanities and Social Sciences, Year 9
Prior to colonisation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples used ‘fire-stick farming’ to manage the landscape for sustainable food production, but the events of colonisation resulted in profound changes in the landscape.
Communicating traditional Indigenous Knowledge
Fire, English, Year 6
Methods for documenting and communicating traditional knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples include single disciple and interdisciplinary research projects designed to capture specific knowledge traditions expressed in Indigenous languages, recording oral histories and stories, and making images, videos, diagrams and maps to communicate Indigenous knowledge.
Mathematics in nature: understanding bushfire
Fire, Mathematics, Year 6
Exploring how mathematics can be used to understand and describe how bushfires spread across a landscape, and how different environmental factors such as wind and terrain influence bushfire behaviour.
Fire in ceremony
Fire, Health and Physical Education, Year 5, Year 6
Many aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional religious ceremonies and rituals are an important part of expressing cultural beliefs, meanings and concepts that link people to their environments in complex ways.
Co-design in fire management
Fire, Technologies, Year 5, Year 6
Fire management plans that use both both traditional Aboriginal fire knowledge and western science are found to result in better outcomes for communities.
Interdependence in the environment
Fire, Science, Year 9
Within an ecosystem there are interdependent relationships between the species of that environment which are recognised and understood in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ecological knowledge and practices.
Contemporary fire management
Fire, Technologies, Year 9, Year 10
Combining traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fire management techniques with new technologies can improve environmental outcomes and reduce bushfire risk.
Comparing traditional and contemporary styles of Indigenous dance
Fire, The Arts, Year 5, Year 6
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance groups use both traditional and contemporary influences in their works in order to express knowledge and meaning.