Level: Year 8

Topic: Treading Lightly Upon the Earth


This unit is about the sustainable beliefs and practices of Indigenous peoples, and how they can provide possible solutions to contemporary environmental issues. Students begin by exploring the current issues of environmental damage and sustainability. They then learn about the beliefs and practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people regarding care for the land. They consider how these practices may make a difference to today’s environmental problems. Students then work in interest-based groups to participate in an action that will allow them to apply their understandings in a local or school based project.