Gibberagong EEC Aboriginal Studies Teachers Resource Book

Sydney Aboriginal Rock Engravings – information on some of Sydney’s best known sites

Sydney’s Forgotten Aboriginal Sites – Discussion around the importance of places.

Aboriginal Languages document – This document contains numerous links to excellent resources across a range of topics including languages.

Darug language dictionary can be found here

Local Darug Elders can be contacted at

‘We Don’t Need a Map’ documentary on SBS. A resource for teachers about the Southern Cross.

Guringai Elders contact Laurie Bimson, t: +61 438 877 509 e:
Local Guringai and Darug stories can be viewed on the Hornsby Council website, Our Place – Aboriginal Storie You will need to scroll down the page a little to find 3 short video clips of local Elders.

Dreaming Stories: Although not directly from this area, Dharawal is our neighbour and there is quite a bit of cross-over with story content. Many of these refer to the Guringai and Darug Peoples as well.

Seasonal calendar: this is a Dharawal calendar, however geographically (and meteorologically) similar to our location.

Bush Resource Garden Kit from State AECG  can be ordered here.

Viewpoints from the New Australians on Aboriginal Land Usage and Management – A teaching resource written by Dave Lardner.

Koori Kinnections – Aboriginal incursion program

My People – Teacher reference book on Aboriginal People of Northern Sydney

Every important colonial building in Sydney replaced a significant First Nations city site

Our Place Films – Three films that showcase some of the Aboriginal stories associated with the local government area, as told by descendants of the Darug and Guringai peoples and other trusted Aboriginal community leaders.

Caring for Place – Caring for Country – A Stage 1 HSIE unit of work

Emu dreaming – An informative article about the link between significant sites in Sydney and astronomy.

Aboriginal perspectives – Strategies for adding Aboriginal perspectives across KLAs.

Bushtuckerplantlist – Bush tucker plant list from the RBG’s

Easy Damper Recipe – the easiest damper recipe you will have know

Aboriginal Education COG – Aboriginal content in Connected Outcome Groups

Caring for Country Resources – View the presentations and resources created by teachers during the last 4 years

Aboriginal Astronomy from CSIRO’s Dr Ray Norris

“Why Our Kids Should Learn Aboriginal History” – Article in ‘The Conversation’

“Aboriginal People – How to Misunderstand their Science” – Article in ‘The Conversation’

Bush Tucker Shop – the online home of Kurrajong Australian Native Foods 

Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney 

CCPS Indigenous Perspectives

The Bush Tucker Survival Guide

Interactive Aboriginal Language Map

Aboriginal Fire Management

Aboriginal Classification and Taxonomy

Introduced Species Resource Page

Amazing Cicada Life Cycle – Sir David Attenborough’s Life in the Undergrowth – BBC wildlife

SWOT – State of the World’s Sea Turtles

Cool Australia – A fantastic resource of teaching resources for environmental and sustainability education.

Splash – The ABC’s education website where you can search over one thousand videos and games, all mapped to the Australian Curriculum.

Lifestages of the Brush Turkey (video)

Dragonfly life stages on-line resources (web link)

WilderQuest – an online program developed by the NPWS (web link)

Biodiversity audit – Conduct a biodiversity audit in your school.

Energy audit proforma – Use this document to assist with conducting an energy audit in your school.

DoE Geography website – This recently updated website is a terrific resource that describes the inquiry process and provides sample teaching and learning frameworks.

DoE Geography Resources – Features the geographical toolkit, using picture books in geography, geography terminology continuum K-10.

Guide to Using Picture Books in Geography K-10

Information about Hornsby Shire Council Catchment Remediation

Water Quality Information from Hornsby Shire Council

Stormwater Teaching Unit – A great resource for studying water quality.

HSIE Teachers – A fantastic site to locate resources for K-12 with focus on History and Geography. Created particularly for a NSW/Australian audience.

History Units – Units and resources for teachers from History Teachers Association of Australia

GeogSpace offers quality primary and secondary geography resource materials for all teachers of geography. GeogSpace, an initiative of the Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA) supported by the resources of Education Services Australia (ESA).

Four Spheres Introduction – In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina talks about two of the four spheres that make up our planet

Catchment Detox – Students can play an online game to learn about catchments. Created by ABC Science, CSIRO and others the site also provides resources for teaching about catchments.

Hans Rosling TED Talk: Global Population Growth

Teddy Bears Picnic Follow-Up

DoE Sustainability website – The recently created website is best place to start when looking for teaching and learning resources relating to all areas of sustainability.

Sustainable Schools NSW – Another brilliant resource for teachers. This curriculum focussed resource is a hub for environmental education.

World Wildlife Fund Environmental Footprint Calculator

Boomerang Bags – a community based sustainable solution to plastic bags.

Buy Me Once – a website promoting items that are designed to last.

Change One Thing – a website with simple and practical ideas about making sustainable living choices.

Zero Waste Blog The Rogue Ginger – an Australian blog promoting a Zero Waste lifestyle.

Milo Cress – Youth Sustainability Leader – Be Straw Free

Activist Abby – Youth Sustainability Leader – Abby Goldberg – Plastic Bag Bans

Cool Australia

Teaching resources linked to the Australian Curriculum. Select “Outdoor Learning” from the Topic menu and search for your relevant stage.

Nature Play QLD

Lesson plans for outdoor learning for different stages are available via the education/lesson plans tab on this website. All learning is linked to Australian Curriculum.

Outdoor Classroom Day Australia

Lesson ideas linked to Australian Curriculum. Go to “Resources/Lesson Ideas” tab.

Creative Star Learning by Juliette Robertson

This blog is written by a leader in the field of Outdoor Learning in Scotland. There are many outdoor English and Maths ideas on this site.