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Teachers' Notes

Parks and Gardens

This is a Ready-Ed Publications' book preview. • Ask students to name as many parks • Individually or in groups, students can find two pictures. One of the and public gardens as they can first park/garden in its early years think of in their local area. They can and one of it now. They can note record the names on their sheets. key similarities and differences. • Students discuss in small groups/ pairs what roles parks and public gardens play in community life. Students can record their answers on the mind map. (Possible answers: provide entertainment and recreation, places to meet and socialise, places to be active, to walk the dog, to have picnics and eat, to appreciate fauna and flora, places to hold social functions/events and bring the community together, free places for everyone to enjoy, places to help you connect to the past and learn about the area’s cultural and historical significance, places of natural beauty.) • Tell them that the first national park to be established in Australia was in 1879. It was the Royal National Park in Sydney. The development of many other public parks and gardens followed. Students can find out the name of the first park/ garden in their local area and whether it is still there. They should record the name of this park/garden and when it was established on their sheets.

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