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bullet.gif (981 bytes)How ancient Aboriginal star maps have shaped Australia's highway network

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

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

1. You are to read the following article from The Conversation 7 April 2016. With a partner, list 10 things that interested you both. Was there any facts you thought amazing? Some you disagreed on?

You might want to listen to this audio file of the interview instead: SBS

The Conversation

2. Using SWAY, you are to make a detailed presentation that shows the effect of Aboriginal star maps on the creation of our national highways.

SWAY

3. Reflection

Reflection.

What have you learnt about Aboriginal star maps?

 

 

 

bullet.gif (981 bytes)Cartography, Politics  & History

High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

1. In groups of four, you are each to research ONE of the following articles Reading

bullet.gif (981 bytes)The Conversation 11 August
Putting 'Australia' on the map


The conversation
bullet.gif (981 bytes)The Conversation: 30 January 2013
Google's map of North Korea stirs social media passion and tensions


The Conversation
bullet.gif (981 bytes)The Conversation 23 March 2017: Five maps that will change how you see the world


The Conversation
bullet.gif (981 bytes)The Conversation 14 August 2015: The truth about politics and cartography: mapping claims to the Artic seabed

The Conversation

2. Explain the contents and the implications of each of the articles to each other.

In order to explain these articles to the rest of the class [or another class],  you are to make an entertaining presentation using Voki answering the Big Question:

"What are the implications in Political terms of cartography?"

Voki

3. In an essay, give your own opinions, ideas and thoughts about the Political implications of cartography.

 

bullet.gif (981 bytes)An Introduction to Bathymetry (developed by Olivia Belshaw, Jindabyne High School)

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CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy


TeacherTeacher

Lesson Plan & Student Worksheets (PDF 16p)

CSIRO

This resource was developed as a result of participation in CSIRO’s teacher professional learning program, Educator on Board, by Olivia Belshaw (2019). Copyright owned by Department for Education, New South Wales.

Time taken: 5 - 6 Lessons x 50 minute lessons that include a variety of learning tasks including discussion, modelling, research, comprehension and application tasks.

Nature of the inquiry problem: How do scientists know what lies beneath the sea surface?

Suitable year levels and subject areas: Earth Science Year 9/ Senior Earth Science

Curriculum links: Australian Curriculum Science: Year 9

  • The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity and continental movement. (ACSSU180)

  • Scientific understanding, including models and theories, is contestable and is refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community (ACSHE157)

  • Advances in scientific understanding often rely on technological advances and are often linked to scientific discoveries (ACSHE158)

  • Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence (ACSIS170)


Senior Earth Sciences

Development of complex models and/or theories often requires a wide range of evidence from multiple individuals and across disciplines (ACSES009)(ACSES038)
Conduct investigations, including using map and field location techniques and environmental sampling procedures, safely, competently and methodically for the collection of valid and reliable data (ACSES032)
Select, construct and use appropriate representations, including maps and other spatial representation, diagrams and flow charts, to communicate conceptual understanding, solve problems and make predictions (ACSE035)


NSW Marine Studies Senior Course:
Optional module 7: Oceanography

Learning Objectives
  
Students will learn about underwater geological features and how scientists map the sea floor, looking at specific examples of bathymetric maps collected from the RV Investigator 2019 voyage into the Coral Sea. Students will apply skills to interpret maps, construct a 3D model and plot modified bathymetry data.

Student Learning Outcomes*
Students will

  • Learn about the process of bathymetry and the role of SONAR

  • Investigate the range of underwater geological features

  • Apply knowledge to interpret actual bathymetric images obtained by the RV Investigator

  • Use data from bathymetry maps to create a 3D model of an underwater geological feature

  • Plot modified bathymetric data to construct an image of the sea floor and identify the possible feature mapped

Assessment outcomes
  
A short formative quiz is included if teachers wish to use it to assess student learning.

Information and communications technology (ICT)
   
Students will need access to a device to complete the research components. Teachers can print out copies of the Investigator Blog articles for students without access to the internet at home. Teachers will need access to a computer and projector to display images of the bathymetry maps.

 

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bullet.gif (981 bytes)Science Buddies: Cartography: Projecting the Globe on a Rectangular Map

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TeacherTeacher: Lesson Plan [PDF instructions]
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Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking
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bullet.gif (981 bytes)Wolf-GIS APEX App

Wolf GIS

FREE
By Wolf-Tek, Inc.
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ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

Wolf-GIS APEX provides easy-to-use mobile GIS, drawing, and mapping tools for the collection, management, and display of your location-based data, providing you with the visual context to make better, more informed decisions. With powerful GIS functionality, enhanced performance, useful map-based tools, and data-sharing capabilities, APEX

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