Geography: Features of Places, People and Places
The geographical inquiry process is used to frame an investigation for the students to discover the natural and human features of the chosen location, each of which is unique and special in its own way. Students will also examine how people use this area and learn ways they can care for this place and others like it.
This program is recommended for older and more able Stage 1 students as the walk is rated as a Grade 3 or moderate track.
What are the features of, and activities in, this place?
How can we care for places like this?
How can spaces within a place be used for different purposes?
Exploration of Kalkari
Students will visit the Kalkari Visitors Centre Kalkari to explore the built and natural features of National Park, why are they here and what activities do people do when they visit.
The students will also walk inside the Kalkari Visitors area to learn about the importance of these places and and how they are being protected.
Bushwalk to Bobbin Head
The focus of the bush walk is to observe the natural features of the area and experience first hand how to care for special places like this. The students will explore the natural features through a series of hands-on, sensory games, activities and stories.
Using natural resources such as sticks, leaves, rocks and sand, students build a map to demonstrate and communicate their understanding of the natural and human features of Bobbin Head.
NOTE: Variations to timetable based on specific location, group size and weather
|Time||All Classes A, B, C, D (staggered leaving times)|
|10.00am||Acknowledgement of Country, Welcome, Overview of the day|
Exploration of Kalkari
Bush walk to Bobbin Head
|12.30pm||Lunch in the bush|
|1.00pm||Continue bush walk to Bobbin Head|
|2.00pm||Conclusion and depart|
Download the program flyer (coming soon)
|Excursion locations||Kalkari to Bobbin Head|
|Bus access map||
Map for access to venue will be sent with the confirmation
Please ensure you print a copy and provide to the bus driver on the morning of the excursion.
2023 DoE $15 per student - GST free
2023 Non-gov school cost $25 per student - GST free, minimum charge $575 per class.
NOTE: National Parks entry is $1.10 per student in addition
|Class numbers and size||
Up to 4 classes
Max. 30 students per class
|Social Stories||Kalkari to Bobbin Head|
||Student activities (coming soon)|
|What to bring||
Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes, mask.
Students wear sports uniform.
||On days where the weather is unsuitable (see risk assessment), a Gibberagong staff member will contact the organising teacher to discuss alternative arrangments.|
||Notify Gibberagong EEC by completing and returning the medical form before the excursion. This form will be sent out upon confirmation of booking.|
Syllabus outcomes and content
Geography K-10 Syllabus
> describes features of places and the connections people have with places GE1-1
> identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places GE1-2
> communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools for inquiry GE1-3
Features of places
- investigate features of places and how they can be cared for, for example: (ACHGK005)
- description of the natural and human features of places
- discussion of the natural features of places identified in Aboriginal Dreaming stories and/or Legends of the Torres Strait
- consideration of how a place can be cared for
People's connections to places
- investigate people's connections and access to places, for example: (ACHGK013)
- discussion of why people visit other places
Local and global connections
- investigate connections that people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, have to local and global places, for example: (ACHGK010, ACHGK011, ACHGK012)
- discussion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' connections with land, sea and animals of their place
History K-10 Syllabus
The Past in the Present
> describes and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time HT1-2
The history of a significant person, building, site or part of the natural environment in the local community and what it reveals about the past(ACHHK044)
identify a significant person, building, site or part of the natural environment in the local community and discuss what they reveal about the past and why they are considered important
The importance today of an historical site of cultural or spiritual significance; for example, a community building, a landmark, a war memorial(ACHHK045)
identify an historical site or sites in the local community. Discuss their significance, why these sites have survived and the importance of preserving them
examine local or regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sites, eg local national parks Sir place
Geography K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2015
History K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012