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    Lesson Plan: Indigenous Australians caring for Country

    Resource by Cool Australia

    Quick summary: Students undertake an investigation into traditional Aboriginal use of fire to manage country. They scrutinise extensive research to explore the benefits of fire regimes such as cool burning in land management. To bring their research together students will draw up two checklists. One will identify the best conditions for cool burns and the second will evaluate how a specific cool burn went. They draw conclusions about the best way to use fire to manage and reduce land degradation. For the full lesson plan go to www.coolaustralia.org

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    STUDENT WORKSHEET: USING FIRE TO MANAGE COUNTRY – YEAR 10

    Thought starter: consider how Indigenous Australian people have used fire to manage Country throughout history.

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    TEACHERS WORKSHEET: USING FIRE TO MANAGE COUNTRY – YEAR 10

    Students conduct research to investigate Indigenous traditional burning practices. They draw conclusions about whether these practices work to reduce hot burns and whether or not there are other environmental benefits. They will produce two checklists that identify when to burn and how to evaluate the burn afterwards.

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