|OES Unit 3 Outcome 2: Contemporary Relationships with Natural Environments
For the purposes of this outcome the following definitions apply:
Contemporary: within the last 10 to 15 years
Outdoor environment: those environments that have minimal influence from humans, but may also include those that have been subject to human intervention
Relationships with outdoor environments: the interconnection between the perception of, interactions with, and the impacts on outdoor environments
Key Knowledge (what you should know about)
Contemporary societal relationships with outdoor environments reflected in different forms of conservation, recreation, primary industries, and tourism practices
Key Skills (what you should be able to do)
Compare and contrast different contemporary societal relationships with outdoor environments
Analyse and evaluate factors influencing contemporary societal relationships with outdoor environments
With the above information in mind, for each of the following areas –
CONSERVATION RECREATION PRIMARY INDUSTRIES TOURISM PRACTICES
Describe the activity – what is it? Use at least three specific and varied examples to show this.
Why is this activity carried out? Give reasons.
Who carries out this activity and why do they do it?
Give examples of how the activity is done.
Briefly describe the changes that have taken place throughout the non-Indigenous history of Australia. Give your reasons for these changes (think “relationships” – see definition)
List the factors that have influenced people’s relationships with outdoor environments – particularly over the last 15 years.
Present your information in a clear and readable format – Word, PowerPoint, table…….
The following sources may be used as a starting point. The text is also a source if information.
Australian Alps National Parks
Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre
Australian Broadcast Corporation
Australia’s Centenary of Federation: Birth of the Nation, Growth of the Commonwealth
A Wide Open Land – ABC Background Briefing Report
Great Ocean Road Turns 75
Selling the Farm – an online multimedia resource examines food security in Australia
The Extraordinary Tale of William Buckley
Australian Conservation Foundation
Department of Sustainability and Environment (Victorian Government)
The Gould League
About the Gould League
Greenpeace (Australia Pacific)
The Great Land Grab: Rush for world’s farmland threatens food security for the poor
(Mis)Investment in Agriculture: The role of the international finance corporation in the global land grabs
National Archives of Australia – Documenting a Democracy
Power for the people
National Film and Sound Archive – Snowy mountains scheme (video)
National Library of Australia – Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric scheme slide collection
Powerhouse Museum – Snowy: Power of a nation
Snowy Mountains Scheme
State Library of Victoria – Explore History
The Wilderness Society
Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc – Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups
Victorian National Parks Association
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