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Design a Mini Golf Course

MiddleMiddle High SchoolSecondary

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

 

 

1. Using websites provided (below), you are to construct a blueprint of your themed mini-golf course. Each hole should include a grassed area.

Mini Golf

2. First create a name and identify a theme for your mini-golf.

3. Draw up an aerial view of your course.

golf hole4. Pick one hole to draw in detail from the top and side. You should pay explicit detail to the grassed area, slope and maintenance. Specify the angles needed on which sections of the grass and the length and height of the hole and obstacles.

5. Create a to-scale blueprint of the chosen hole with all measurements and angles needed.

 

 

Building a Mini Golf Course

Building a Mini Golf Course


How to Build a Miniature Golf Course

how to build a mini golf course
Castle Golf - designers of mini golf courses

castle golf
Premier Amusement Developers

Premier



6. Share your mini-golf course with other members of your class explaining your reasoning for your design.

 

 

 

Australian Public Pools...their social history

MiddleMiddle High SchoolSecondary

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

IndigenousAustralian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

 

 

1. Do you go to public pools? In groups of 4 - 5 students, you are to investigate the social history of Public Pools in Australia.

Read the following article from The Conversation 5 September 2017 and list the social changes over history of the public pool. Reading

 

The Conversation

2. As an extension, listen to the following: "There's more to the story of the swimming pool than just being a luxury in Australian backyards - it also plays an important role in the social history of this country. The Creative Director for "The Pool," at the Venice biennale, Michelle Tabet joins Rod Quinn to discuss the history and culture of Australia's swimming pools."

Listen to this ABC Overnights broadcast (47mins 30secs) - audio file on 12 June 2016 and add to your understanding of the social history of the Australian Public Pool.

ABC Overnights

3. Go to Charles Perkins webpage on this website to learn more about the Freedom Ride. What struck you most about this 1965 protest in Australia?

Discussion

Discuss as a group the ethics of this stance.

 Charles Perkins

4. Draw an Australian public pool picture of a current pool and in a mural show the social changes that have taken place over the past 100 years.

Are there still any taboos around public swimming pools?

 5. If you were a Swimming Pool Designer for an Australian Public Pool what inclusions/designs would you make sure to include to help inclusiveness, social justice and equality?

 

 

 

Websites, Games & Apps

The Roof is Growing

MiddleMiddle 

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

The Roof is Growing

NB Teachers: here is the PDF of the activity with lesson plans - page 7 onwards for students in Years 6 - 8. Developed by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

 

 Create a Rain Garden or Bioswale (PDF)

MiddleMiddle 

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Create a Rain Garden or Bioswale

Design a Reading Garden (PDF)

MiddleMiddle 

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Design a Reading Garden

 

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