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Subject:

Technologies

Year level:

Level 9, Level 10

Suggested timing:

One lesson

Control fire burn with night sky. Mornington Island, Lardil country

Activity 3- Exploring the Concept

This activity is a part of the Contemporary fire management resource.

Night Burning. Mornington Island, Lardil country. Photographer: Joe Sambono. Source: Ngarrngga. © Joe Sambono 2023. Used with permission

Students will explore the practice of Traditional Land Management through the use of Cool Burning techniques and Mosaic Pattern Burning.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Read and watch

Students visit the Watarrka Foundation website to read and watch the Traditional Land Management techniques of Cool Burning.

https://www.watarrkafoundation.org.au/blog/aboriginal-fire-management-what-is-cool-burning

2. Think and Answer

  • What is Cool Burning?

  • What impact does it try and have on the Australian Landscape?

  • Why do Rangers burn in a mosaic pattern?

3. Look and draw

  • Look at the image Fire trails. What do you see in the picture?

  • What kind of trails are made by the fire?

  • What is the importance and intended effect of the use of a pattern here?

  • Draw a possible pattern for fire trails that would leave 50% of an area burnt and 50% unburnt.

Related activities within this resources:

Control fire burn with night sky. Mornington Island, Lardil country

Activity 1 - Fire balls

In this activity, students will watch informative videos about fire management and prevention, exploring how modern technology integrates with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional knowledge.

Suggested timing:

20 to 30 minutes

Required resources:

Laptop/tablet with internet access, Projector, Introduction to fire management clips

Control fire burn with night sky. Mornington Island, Lardil country

Activity 2 - New fire technologies

In this activity, students will research cutting-edge fire technology, brainstorm creative applications, and design solutions to address specific fire management challenges, fostering innovative thinking in the context of fire prevention and protection.

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