Acknowledgement of Country and welcome video

Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country on which the geographical skills series were filmed and produced.

Each episode can be used independently to focus on improving your capacity to deliver geographical skills to your students.

Watch 'Welcome' (1:13).

This episode outlines the use of the series as a supporting resource for NSW geography teachers.

[Music playing]

[Screen shows a blue sky with clouds. Text on screen reads, ‘Curriculum Secondary Learners – HSIE. Teaching geographical skills series. Welcome. Presented by Melissa Ellis’.]

Melissa Ellis

Jingi Walla. Welcome to your geographical skills series.

[Presenter is standing in front of a decorative background. In the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, the text reads, ‘Melissa Ellis. HSIE Curriculum Support Project Officer’.]

We are filming this series on Bundjalung land and wish to pay our respect to the traditional custodians of the country on which these films are made.

[Screen shows an Indigenous artwork. The artwork features a landscape with native Australian animals. It is titled ‘Our Country’ by Garry Purchase. Text at the top of the screen reads, ‘Filming of these videos has taken place on Bundjalung land’.]

We recognise the contribution of Elders, both past and present, in their role in protection of this beautiful land from where we are learning.

[Screen shows a zoomed-in version of the ‘Our Country’ artwork. The image gradually scrolls to the left.]

This series consists of independent GeoSkills videos, all produced by geography teachers to guide other teachers through basic skills and the rules associated with these skills.

[The screen shows a series of photographs. These photographs include a teacher demonstrating how to use a clinometer to a group of students, two students completing fieldwork, two students completing bookwork with their teacher in a classroom, and a student speaking with his teacher in a classroom. The screen returns to show the presenter standing in front of the light blue background.]

We hope you enjoy the series and at the conclusion feel more confident in implementing geographic skills in your classroom.

[Text on screen reads, ‘Acknowledgements. NSW Geography K-10 syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales 2015. See the NESA website for additional copyright information. NSW Department of Education Curriculum Secondary Learners. Southern Cross School of Distance Education.’ Video concludes by displaying the NSW Government logo.]

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