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 younger and less able Stage 1 students as the walk is rated as easy/moderate
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?
Orientating their position using a large map, students will look for treasure (small pebbles) that have been painted with an Aboriginal symbol.
Exploration of Bobbin Head
During a walk around the picnic area, students will explore the built features of the site to consider what are built features, why are they here and what activities do people do when they visit.
The students will also walk along the mangrove boardalk to learn about the importance of mangrove ecosystems and how they are being protected.
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 and finishes in a beatiful rainforest area.
The bush walk also includes a visit to an Aboriginal engraving site to understand their importance and how they can provide an insight into the traditional lives of the Aboriginal peoples of this area.
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.
This program is offered at the following locations. Click on an image to find out more.
NOTE: Variations to timetable based on specific location
|Time||Classes A, B||Classes C, D|
|10.00am||Acknowledgement of Country, Welcome, Overview of the day|
Exploration of Bobbin Head
Exploration of Bobbin Head
|2.00pm||Conclusion and depart|
|Excursion locations||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||Bobbin Head|
|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