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VCE Outdoor Ed

VCE Outdoor and Environmental Education

Unit 3 Relationships with outdoor environments

Students look at Indigenous land use and the early squatters in Victoria before taking a tour to learn about the impact of industrialisation. Finally they look at the selectors of the late nineteenth century as we headed towards nationhood.

Curriculum Connections

Area of Study 1 Historical relationships with outdoor environments

Key knowledge
• an overview of Australian outdoor environments before humans, including characteristics of
biological isolation, geological stability, and climatic variations
• relationships with Australian outdoor environments expressed by specific Indigenous communities
before and after European colonisation
• relationships with Australian outdoor environments as influenced by:
- the first non-Indigenous settlers’ experiences
- increasing population
- industrialisation
- nation building