Teach About Caring for Country

Kirsty Costa - Cool Australia
Award winning educator
Teach Aboriginal Cultures and Histories in Years 3 to 6 by exploring how fire-stick techniques are used by traditional land managers to care for Country.
Target Audience
Years 3 to 6 teachers, casual relief teachers and beginning teachers
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General Description

Teach Aboriginal Cultures and Histories in Years 3 to 6 by exploring how fire-stick techniques are used to care for Country. You’ll find out about the tropical savannah of Northern Australia and how Indigenous rangers use fire to care for Country. You’ll explore the benefits of fire techniques. You’ll also learn how to help your students research local land management.

Watch videos and explore a range of teaching resources, documents and websites that you can use straight away. Download a course handout to refer to anytime. Once you’ve completed the course, you will be able to teach Years 3 to 5 students about Aboriginal Cultures and Histories as well as share your learning with others.

Audience

Years 3 to 6 teachers, casual relief teachers and beginning teachers

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Most TTA online courses are available with an Online Subscription. For a little more than the price of one course, you can gain up to 20 PD hours per year. Learn more HERE.

A short online course is delivered over 1-3 weeks in duration and is worth 2-3 PD hrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours.

This course is an updated version of ‘Cool Burning (Primary)’ http://tta.edu.au/products/1609/3588

Watch videos, enjoy short activities and explore free resources. Learn anytime, anywhere – this course is accessible for 2 weeks.


This course contributes to 2.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Short Online in Australia (ACT) at this time.

Sessions

1. Introduction

15 minutes

Introduce yourself to the course group and learn about the difference between Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country.

2. Using Fire

50 minutes

Meet John Daly, traditional land manager at Fish River Station in the Northern Territory. Discover how using fire stick techniques benefit the natural environment and local communities.

3. Your Teaching

20 minutes

Access a range of Cool Australia units of work and lesson plans that you can use straight away. Investigate traditional land management in your local area.

4. Reflection

15 minutes

Use a fun reflection tool to think about your learning and consider your next steps.

Further Study

No duration specified

After you’ve completed the course, you are welcome to explore these optional bonus lessons to deepen your learning.

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About the team


Kirsty Costa - Cool Australia

Creator

Kirsty helps teachers grow in their profession. She is the Head of Professional Development at Cool Australia, inspiring hundreds of educators each year. Kirsty shares her 15+ years of teaching and training experience. In her courses, she creates a dynamic space for teachers to be creative and curious. She builds teacher confidence and makes information relevant, helpful and powerful. Kirsty also has a background in communication and talking to people about change.