Our two-hour school excursion, commencing and finishing at Federation Square explores built structures, the Yarra River and Birrarung Marr looking at the human and geographic characteristics of central Melbourne places:
HOW Melbourne places over time since settlement to today have been important to particular people, their culture and their relationship with the land.
SIMILARITIES and differences between characteristics of Melbourne places.
EXAMINES Melbourne’s natural features, vegetation and differing climates were utilised and sustained by Indigenous people and later settlers and contemporary Melbournians over time and how they have valued the land in different ways. We use many early images.
WHY it is important to protect and sustain our land.
HOW our land is different in some ways to other countries.
EXPLORES how places including Federation Square celebrates the uniting of British colonies to become States as well as First Nation.
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‘We were thrilled with yesterday’s Geography excursions. The girls haven’t stopped talking about it today and I have received lots of positive feedback from parents. The information you presented, connected beautifully with our key learning outcomes for this unit. From yesterday the girls have developed their understanding of how places change over time and the impact people have on places. Giving each student a different identity was crucial in capturing their interest and tuning them into the colourful and interesting history of Melbourne..’
MLC Primary School 2016.