Begin the lesson with an exploration of the concept of megafauna, showing the videos below to introduce the concept to students.
Assign students one of the following megafauna:
Students are to research their own animals then share with the class, to begin a discussion of extinction and possible causes for why there are no megafauna alive any longer.
Then get students to research an example of megafauna using the task sheet below (or similar).
Related activities within this resources:
Activity 1 – Tiddalik
Teachers guide students to explore cultural narratives through a film that highlights the rich traditions, morals, and storytelling techniques of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
One to two lessons.
Activity 2 – Water
Teachers guide students to connect local cultural stories with their landscape, fostering a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander narratives.
One lesson/45 min.